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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fear and Loathing in Bioethics

Carl Elliott
Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
Volume 6.1 (2016) 43–46

Abstract

As bioethicists have become medical insiders, they have had to struggle with a conflict between what their superiors expect of them and the demands of their conscience. Often they simply resign themselves to the conflict and work quietly within the system. But the machinery of the medical–industrial complex grinds up conscientious people because those people can see no remedies for injustice apart from the bureaucratic procedures prescribed by the machine itself. The answer to injustice is not a memorandum of understanding or a new strategic plan, but rather public resistance and solidarity.

The article is here.
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