How legacies of the Holocaust should inform health care

How legacies of the Holocaust should inform health care

Bioethics has been significantly influenced by health professionals’ involvement in atrocities of the Holocaust. From abortion to xeno-transplantation, deliberation on almost every ethics topic in health care today has been influenced by Nazi medical crimes. These topics include genetics, informed consent, public health, military and civilian health policy and practice, death and dying, human subjects research and refugee care. The January issue of AMA Journal of Ethics® (@JournalofEthics) is devoted to orienting and reorienting contemporary bioethics to legacies of the tragic history of the Holocaust. • “How Should Clinicians’ Involvement in the Holocaust Inform Contemporary Responsibilities to Protect Public Safety?” …
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