Title : The Concept of “Person” and Its Implication in Bioethics

Authors : Md. Munir Hossain Talukder

Abstract : Recent bioethical debates on abortion, euthanasia, brain death, prenatal screening, and animal experimentation, have gripped the concept of “person”. Because of the revolutionary developments in the biomedical technologies a growing concern regarding this topic is not surprising. A human being, even though in PVS state, is rarely distinguished from a person in the religious sense. This view is also advocated by some bioethicists. However, others do not share the same concept of personhood. The paper discusses some major views on the concept of “person” and their implication in various bioethical problems. It argues that the capability of using complex brain function could be a significant criterion to be considered as a person.

Journal : Eubois Journal of Asian and International Bioethics Volume : 20 Year : 2010 Issue : 5
Pages : 157-160 City : Edition : Editors :
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