American Journal of Bioethics.

Reflections on Two Decades of Bioethics: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) emerged at a time when bioethics, though still a young discipline, was described by some as at a critical crossroads (Kahn and Mastroianni 2004). Commentators noted that bioethics began as a scholarly, reflective, academic enterprise but was increasingly focused on providing practical services to institutions and clients, and worried whether the field could productively and coherently accommodate both bioethics scholars and practitioners (Faden 2004). Ten years later, bioethics remains a field comprised of some who are primarily scholars, some who are primarily practitioners, and some who are scholar-practitioner hybrids. Bioethics scholarship rests on a foundation of moral philosophy, but also incorporates law, policy studies, empirical studies, analysis of government or international guidelines, standards of practice, case studies, and more. […]

 

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Volume 13, Issue 1
January 2013