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  • Biology – Moral and ethical aspects
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Life sciences ethics
  • Life sciences – Moral and ethical aspects

Broader Terms :

  • Ethics
  • Science – Moral and ethical aspects

Related Terms :

  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Cloning
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetically altered foods
  • Pharmacology

Narrower Terms :

  • Biology – Social aspects
  • Medical ethics




Scope Note

Ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomedical advances (Source : PROQUEST/UMI Controlled Vocabulary of Subjects Terms)

Medical Ethics or Bioethics, study of moral issues in the fields of medical treatment and research. The term is also sometimes used more generally to describe ethical issues in the life sciences and the distribution of scarce medical resources. The professional fields that deal with ethical issues in medicine include medicine, nursing, law, sociology, philosophy, and theology, though today medical ethics is also recognized as its own discipline (Source: An Introduction to Bioethics)


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