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African-American Perspectives on Biomedical Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0878405321

ISBN-13: 9780878405329

Edition: 1992

Authors: Harley E. Flack, Edmund D. Pellegrino

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Edmund D. Pellegrino is the leading physician-philosopher of medicine in the United States. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he was educated at St. John's University and received his M.D. from New York University in 1944. From 1959 to 1966 he was professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, where he was involved in introducing a medical-humanities curriculum. He then held a number of administrative positions: academic vice-president and dean of the School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1966--73), chancellor and vice-president for health affairs at the University of Tennessee (1973--75), president of the Yale-New Haven…    

Foreword: The Problems and Necessity of Transcultural Dialogue
Introduction: The Confluence of Culture and Bioethics
Keynote Address: Africa, African-Americans, and the Origin of a Universal Ethic
African-American Perspectives, Cultural Relativism and Normative Issues: Some Conceptual Questions
Response to Jorge Garcia
Response to Jorge Garcia
The Moral Foundations of African-American Culture
Response to Kwasi Wiredu
Response to Kwasi Wiredu
The African Concept of Personhood
The Morally Beautiful
Response to Kwasi Wiredu and Laurence Thomas
Autonomy Under Duress
Response to Leonard Harris
Response to Leonard Harris
Other Papers Included
Problems and Limitations of an African-American Perspective in Biomedical Ethics: A Theological View
The Plight of Poor African-Americans: Public Policy on Sickle Hemoglobins and AIDS
Is There an African-American Perspective on Biomedical Ethics?
Yes, There Are African-American Perspectives on Bioethics