The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB)
School of Medicine
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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Whitehouse, Peter J., "The Rebirth of Bioethics: Extending the Original Formulations of Van Rensselaer Potter" (2003). Faculty Scholarship. 52.
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.