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Bioethics – Overview

  1. Ruth F Chadwick

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003473



How to Cite

Chadwick, R. F. 2008. Bioethics – Overview. eLS. .

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  1. Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

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Bioethics is a multidisciplinary field of study including ethical, legal and social aspects of developments in life sciences and medicine. There are multiple approaches to it and this gives rise to controversy about its aims, objectives and methodologies.


  • ethics;
  • biomedicine;
  • research