Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem
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RAMOS, Flávia Regina Souza; NITSCHKE, Rosane Gonçalves and BORGES, Laurete Medeiros. Bioethics in present time contingencies - critique as a destination?. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.4, pp. 788-796. ISSN 0104-0707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072009000400022.
This is a reflexive paper which seeks to discuss bioethics as contemporary discourse. After an inventory about the multiple possibilities of mapping concepts, positions, and forms of telling the bioethics story, two arguments are highlighted - the idea of bioethics in a strong bonding/pertinence to a manner of being and living in the 20th century in occidental societies, of living in the ambiguity between threat and fortune - the difficulties and conflicts of bioethics in order to carry out its critical task. This article finalizes by pointing out the political and cultural character which surrounds the emergence and destination of bioethics, beyond the various perspectives and subjects involved in the negotiations which constitute this discourse.
Keywords : Bioethics; Philosophy; Health.