ERIC Number: EJ886803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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After the International Ethics Conference, What Is Next?
Journal of Research Administration, v41 n2 p91-94 Spr 2010
The International Ethics Conference held at the University of Botswana from 6-10 December 2009 brought together over 250 delegates, speakers, and other participants from a wide range of disciplines. The theme of the conference, "Retrieving the Human Face of Science: Understanding Ethics and Integrity in Healthcare, Medicine and Research," was topical for the delegates, who were a blend of healthcare professionals, academicians, lawyers, health policy makers, theologians, researchers, media professionals, retired professionals, medical and nursing students, and, interestingly, laypersons who attended both as consumers of medical services and as potential research participants. Though health professionals and researchers represented the majority, the mix clearly reflected the growing interest in bioethics amongst people of all social backgrounds, and an increase in the magnitude and momentum of the bioethics movement globally and in Botswana specifically. In this text, the author, a member of the Ethics Conference Organizing Committee, provides a summary of the conference and its achievements, and the way forward after the International Ethics Conference.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Conferences (Gatherings), Health Services, Medicine, Research, International Cooperation, Altruism, Holistic Approach, Mentors, Ethical Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana