Literature, history and the humanization of bioethics

Nathan Emmerich*

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Abstract

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. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-118
Number of pages7
JournalBioethics
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

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