Chapter 22. Bioethics

  1. R. G. Frey and
  2. Christopher Heath Wellman
  1. Margaret P. Battin

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch22

A Companion to Applied Ethics

A Companion to Applied Ethics

How to Cite

Battin, M. P. (2005) Bioethics, in A Companion to Applied Ethics (eds R. G. Frey and C. Heath Wellman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996621.ch22

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557865946

Online ISBN: 9780470996621



  • bioethics;
  • dilemma-motivation and bioethics;
  • bioethics issues;
  • bioethics as minimally conventional;
  • bioethics as interdisciplinary


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bioethics as “Dilemma-motivated”

  • The Expanding Universe of Bioethics Issues

  • Institutional Settings of Bioethics

  • Bioethics and Moral Reasoning

  • Bioethics as Minimally Conventional

  • Bioethics as Interdisciplinary

  • The Core Theoretical Problems of Bioethics

  • Attacks on Bioethics

  • Can Bioethics Provide Answers?

  • The Scope of Bioethics: From Western to Global

  • The Future of Bioethics

  • The Social Role of Bioethics

  • “Uncontested Core” of Bioethics

  • Acknowledgments