Bioethics Education in a Global Perspective

Challenges in global bioethics

  • Henk A.M.J. ten Have

Part of the Advancing Global Bioethics book series (AGBIO, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Henk A.M.J. ten Have
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ethics Teaching Experiences Around the Globe

  4. Ethics Education for Professionals

  5. Educating Bioethics in Resource-Poor Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Leonardo de Castro, Sarah Jane Toledano
      Pages 147-160
  6. Can Bioethics Education be Improved?

About this book


This book critically analyses experiences with bioethics education in various countries across the world and identifies common challenges and interests. It presents ethics teaching experiences in nine different countries and the basic question of the goals of bioethics education. It addresses bioethics education in resource-poor countries, as the conditions and facilities are widely different, and set limits and provide challenges to bioethics educators. Further, the question of how bioethics education can be improved is explored by the contributors. Despite the volume of journal publications agreement on bioethics education is rather limited. There are only few examples of core curricula, demonstrating consensus on the contents, goals, methods and assessment of teaching programs. We need ask: How can agreement on the best modalities of bioethics education be promoted?


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Editors and affiliations

  • Henk A.M.J. ten Have
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Healthcare EthicsDuquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9231-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9232-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-652X
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-6538
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