n African Journal of Reproductive Health - Ethics, bio-ethics and environment in healing designs : guest lecture

Volume 13, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1118-4841
  • E-ISSN: 2141-3606


The ascension of Barrack Obama to power in the United States, and the consequent change in the policies of the United States government towards a crucial sector of medical research, have turned attention once again to the place of ethical considerations in the mission of healing. The scope and range of issues - life affecting, even life altering in more senses than one - touched upon by bioethical decisions have suddenly become infinitely expansive, reminding us of the very adventurousness of the human mind in tampering with, or simply exploiting Nature - for better or worse. We are, after all, speaking of an age when it is possible for a surgeon in the Soviet Union to direct an operation in the outbacks of Australia, manipulating delicate instruments from across the globe.

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