Bioethics: Environmental

Environmental bioethics is an undertaking that seeks just social arrangements that can promote human well-being and, at the same time, preserve the natural environment, both and in the future

Robin N. Fiore

2016

Scholarcy highlights

  • Environmental bioethics is an undertaking that seeks just social arrangements that can promote human well-being and, at the same time, preserve the natural environment, both and in the future
  • The core of the environmental bioethics portfolio consists of three basic issues: technology, toxics, and consumption
  • Environmental hazards have negative human health impacts, but the role of bioethics is not to achieve the goods of health, but to identify, articulate, and contribute to the maintenance of ethical goods: fairness, equity, rights, dignity, and so forth
  • Taking justice seriously as a bioethical good will require attending to the health equity implications of our environmental future
  • The clinical and graduate bioethics programs have an obligation to ensure that environmental bioethics is elevated to a core competency

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