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Biomedical Technology and Human Rights

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Eugene B. BrodyEmeritus Professor, University of Maryland, USA

ISBN13: 9781855213739
ISBN: 1855213737
Published: May 1994
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This text aims to present a humane approach to the issues of health rights, recognizing they are embedded in an interpersonal web of privileges and obligations understandable in particular socio-economic and cultural contexts.;It reflects the author's experience, and is aimed at policy makers as well as those concerned with human rights in general, scientists, practitioners, students of medicine, public health and other health professions, especially those whose interests cross national and cultural boundaries.

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Health in the context of international human rights; human rights in the culture of science and technology; human rights aspects of reproductive technology; transplantation of adult and foetal organs and tissues; the new genetics - manipulation, screening, prediction; biomedical science and the rights of persons defined as mentally ill; sustaining the life of dying or comatose patients; biomedical technology - towards health for all?. Appendices: UNESCO/ISSC statement of 1985; United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 1948; WFMH Declaration of Human Rights and Mental health, October 1989.