Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-7-2003

DOI

10.1162/152651603322614751

Publication Title

The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB)

First Page

26

Last Page

31

Volume

3

Issue

4

College/School

School of Medicine

Abstract

Van Rensselaer Potter's original concept of bioethics as a global integration of biology and values was designed to guide human survival. His attention to the creation of human knowledge and the incorporation of ecological concepts and values into medicine and health remain important, yet largely neglected, contributions deserving of further elaboration. Bioethicists should heed his warning about unsustainable progress, particularly in health care systems, and work toward changing their behaviors. Incorporating life-affirming spiritual values and extending Potter's global bioethics to a deeper bioethics seem essential.

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Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The American Journal of Bioethics on 12/7/2003, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1162/152651603322614751.

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