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Bioethics is an area of interdisciplinary research, public discussions and search of political decisions of moral problems which are generated by developments in biomedical technologies and health care practices. The term “bioethics” was coined by American biochemist Van Rensselaer Potter (1911-2001). He used this term to mark a new area of research and wisdom that would combine biological knowledge and ethical values for the sake of human biological survival and achieving of high quality of life... more

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Dear colleagues,

Bioethics is one of the new institutes of modern civil society. It’s main purpose is to establish publicly recognized moral and legal conditions for progress of new biomedical technologies and health care practices.

Successful development of international and Russian bioethics depends on our collective efforts. We invite you to take part in our project, to share your knowledge, skills and information with others for the sake of protection of human rights and dignity in medical setting…

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National Bioethics Committee of the Republic of Belarus and Activity of Local (Regional) Bioethics Committees: Shared Experience of Eastern and Central Europe
6-8 June 2006
National Bioethics Committee of the Republic of Belarus and Activity of Local (Regional) Bioethics Committees: Shared Experience of Eastern and Central Europe International Seminar was held in Minsk, the Republic of Belarus, within the framework of the Moscow Bureau of UNESCO Bioethical Education in the Republic of Belarus project under the social and humanitarian studies programme.
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In this section you could find references to national and international regulations, books and articles, for most part those, which were written in Russian

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The section offers information about bioethical chairs and courses in Russian universities and medical schools, research institution and groups, ethical committees, nongovernmental bioethical organizations

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The section presents discussions on burning bioethical problems such as bioethics: global norms and/or local (national) values, justice and health care, transplantation of human organs, Russian Orthodox Church and bioethics and others are presented in this section. Your participation in this discussion is vitally important

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