This new book is an excellent introduction (in the Dutch language) in the ethics of care and bioethics. It presents an overview of the present-day ethical discussions and analyzes relevant perspectives to provide the reader with a normative framework to assess contemporary developments and to build a rational judgment. Many examples and cases are examined, in combination with an online learning environment with videos, interviews, readings and case discussions.
Dr. Henk ten Have meets Pope Francis at the occasion of the annual conference of the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome, June 2018. In his speech to the Academy, Pope Francis advocated a global vision of bioethics based on “the irrevocable dignity of the human person”. The Academy has set up a working group on Global Bioethics under the chairmanship of Dr. Ten Have.
This Dictionary presents a broad range of topics relevant in present-day global bioethics. With more than 500 entries, this dictionary covers organizations working in the field of global bioethics, international documents concerning bioethics, personalities that have played a role in the development of global bioethics, as well as specific topics in the field. The book is not only useful for students and professionals in global health activities, but can also serve as a basic tool that explains relevant ethical notions and terms. The dictionary furthers the ideals of cosmopolitanism: solidarity, equality, respect for difference and concern with what human beings- and specifically patients - have in common, regardless of their backgrounds, hometowns, religions, gender, etc. Global problems such as pandemic diseases, disasters, lack of care and medication, homelessness and displacement call for global responses. The book demonstrates that a moral vision of global health is necessary and it helps to quickly understand the basic ideas of global bioethics.