Autonomy and Human Rights in Health Care: An International by David N. Weisstub, Guillermo Díaz Pintos

By David N. Weisstub, Guillermo Díaz Pintos

Autonomy and Human Rights in Healthcare: a global standpoint is a bunch of essays released in reminiscence of David Thomasma, one of many prime humanists within the box of bioethics in the course of the 20th century. A pioneer within the box of multidisciplinary learn, having built-in significant theological and philosophical traditions within the west with glossy technological know-how, Thomasma used to be a task version to the authors who've committed essays to his significant avenues of inquiry. The authors symbolize many various international locations and disciplines in the course of the globe. the amount offers with the urgent factor of ways to flooring a common bioethics within the context of the conflicted international of combative cultures and perspectives.

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Html). Wiggins, D. (1980) Sameness and Substance, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. GUILLERMO DÍAZ PINTOS CHAPTER 3 HUMAN RIGHTS: THE ETHICS OF GLOBALIZATION Human rights are rooted in the ideology proper to bourgeois liberalism. Considering the criticism that this recent ethical-legal tradition has received, 2 it is important to question whether human rights are universally valid or a bourgeois “ideological” trick (Ollero 1996, 378). That is, there are those who fear that “citizenship”, or belonging to a political community, in relation to human rights, is used as a form of discrimination between individuals, which violates the inherent equality in the logic of rights and is the constitutive element in the ideal of justice.

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The most heinous violations of human rights occur in the areas of the world we ignore most (Brown 1994: 19). Early 16th century Spanish theologians Francesco de Vitoria and Dominic Suarez both proposed an international law based upon the laws and customs of countries (jus gentium) and on laws that transcend individual nations (jus naturale). These ideas were codified by Grotius at that time. Human rights spread more widely with the American Revolution, and most explicitly with the French Revolution’s Declaration of Individual and Civil Rights (August 24, 1789).

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