Secular humanist bioethics and regenerative medicine

Ping Cheung LO*

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Abstract

As Daniel Callahan perceptively observed some 20 years ago, issues and dilemmas in bioethics might be new as a result of remarkable advances in biomedical science, but the moral questions they raise are “among the oldest that human beings have asked themselves” (Callahan, 2004, p. 278). Regenerative Medicine is a cutting edge medicine, devoted to the repair of damaged, diseased, or degenerative organs through bioengineering cells, tissues, and organs. The technologies are new and still developing, and so are the moral controversies, for example, therapeutic cloning, cultivation of human embryonic stem cells, and the destruction of human embryos.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy and Medicine
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages47-62
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NamePhilosophy and Medicine
Volume102
ISSN (Print)0376-7418
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0080

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Philosophy
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy

User-Defined Keywords

  • Biological Nature
  • Human Cloning
  • Human Person
  • Mother Nature
  • Regenerative Medicine

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