The making of British bioethics / Duncan Wilson.Material type: TextPublisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xi, 303 pages)) : portraitContent type: text | still image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781526102829; 152610282XSubject(s): Bioethics -- Great Britain -- History | History of medicine | Medicine | Medicine: general issues | MEDICAL -- History | Bioethics | Great Britain | Medizinische Ethik | Biomedizin | Großbritannien | Biology | Health & Biological Sciences | Biology - General | Bioethics -- history | Bioethical Issues -- history | History, 20th Century | History, 21st Century | United Kingdom | theology | ethics | bioethics | history of science | history of medicineGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. | History. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making of British bioethics.DDC classification: 174.2 LOC classification: QH332 | .W55 2014NLM classification: 2015 D-973 | WB 60Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- 1: Ethics 'by and for professions': the origins and endurance of club regulation -- 2: Ian Ramsey, theology and 'trans-disciplinary' medical ethics -- 3: 'Who's for bioethics?' Ian Kennedy, oversight and accountability in the 1980s -- 4: 'Where to draw the line?' Mary Warnock, embryos and moral expertise -- 5: 'A service to the community as a whole': the emergence of bioethics at British universities -- Consolidating the 'ethics industry': a national ethics committee and bioethics during the 1990s -- Conclusion.
This book draws on a wide range of sources to detail how and why bioethics became so influential in Britain, including the archives of government departments, public inquiries, universities and professional organisations, as well as private papers, published materials, press reports, television programmes and interviews. I use this material to chart the professional, social and political factors that underpinned the making of British bioethics: to show how certain individuals fashioned themselves into authorities on bioethics; to identify the various sites in which bioethics emerged; and to outline how it fulfilled different roles for various groups and professions.
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