Bioethics in Peru

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Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 106)

Abstract

The advent of bioethics as a discipline concerned with the systematic study of human behavior in the health and life sciences, and grounded by a set of moral principles, initially began as a simpler medical ethics. Bioethics in Peru has not yet developed its own Peruvian identity, but its content has developed far beyond the traditional issues of medical ethics. Although it has not been established as an autonomous discipline, it has found its place within the educational offerings of medicine, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The increasing salience of bioethics education has allowed it to develop a certain character related to its concern with the important subject matters of philosophy of medicine, medical anthropology, and medical epistemology. With the initial foundations of bioethics in place, now is the appropriate time to begin encouraging its dissemination. The first book in bioethics was written in 1996 by Montori Tudela from the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University and dealt specifically with the topic of euthanasia.

Keywords

Europe Tuberculosis Assure Argentina Meso 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Specialized in clinical psychiatry. Founder and current president of the Peruvian Association of Bioethics. Professor and coordinator of doctorate programme in psychology at the University of the Sacred HeartSan MarcosPeru

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