LITERATURE, HISTORY AND THE HUMANIZATION OF BIOETHICS
Article first published online: 17 MAY 2010
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Special Issue: 25th Anniversary Issue
Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 112–118, February 2011
How to Cite
EMMERICH, N. (2011), LITERATURE, HISTORY AND THE HUMANIZATION OF BIOETHICS. Bioethics, 25: 112–118. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2010.01818.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 17 MAY 2010
- researching education
This paper considers the disciplines of literature and history and the contributions each makes to the discourse of bioethics. In each case I note the pedagogic ends that can be enacted though the appropriate use of the each of these disciplines in the sphere of medical education, particularly in the medical ethics classroom.1 I then explore the contribution that both these disciplines and their respective methodologies can and do bring to the academic field of bioethics. I conclude with a brief consideration of the relations between literature and history with particular attention to the possibilities for a future bioethics informed by history and literature after the empirical turn.