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Toward an African-American perspective on bioethics.

Dula, A (1991) Toward an African-American perspective on bioethics. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2 (2). pp. 259-69. ISSN 1049-2089

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Abstract

Over the last twenty years, the field of bioethics has assumed major importance, as advances in medical technology and rising costs of health care have forced society to come to terms with difficult ethical choices surrounding life and death, allocation of resources, and doctor/patient relationships. Today, one finds university departments and academic programs, hospital ethics committees, bioethics think tanks, and Presidential task forces devoted to medical ethics policy and decision-making. Furthermore, numerous conferences, journals, and books disseminate information and knowledge generated by the new profession. However, the mainstream literature emerging from this influential new field rarely includes discussions of race, class and gender…


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Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Health Equity > Bioethics
Health > Disparities
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 16:08
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 16:08
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2914

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