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BACK TO BASICS: JUSTICE AND SOLIDARITY AS THE FOUNDATION FOR BIOETHICS BECOMING A GLOBAL HEALTH ALLY

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BACK TO BASICS: JUSTICE AND SOLIDARITY AS THE FOUNDATION FOR BIOETHICS BECOMING A GLOBAL HEALTH ALLY
author
McNabb, Bryn
abstract
The field of global public health is fraught with difficult decisions and faces sometimes overwhelmingly large obstacles in the goal to improve the world’s health. Bioethics, a field familiar with utilizing deliberative discourse to find solutions for difficult situations, could be an asset to the global health community. In this paper, I argue bioethics and bioethicists have a distinct role to play in furthering the global public health agenda. An analysis of the histories of global public health and bioethics reveal overlapping themes stemming from colonialism that have hindered both ventures. Bioethics must reconcile with its history of neglecting global health topics and define itself within the bounds of global public health if it is to become a global public health ally. Ultimately, achieving a model for an inclusive, ethical, global public health is possible by using a social justice centered approach to the bioethical principle of justice. The accomplishments of global ophthalmology in global health initiatives, particularly cataract surgery, exemplify this.
subject
Bioethics
Global Ophthalmology
Global public health
contributor
King, Nancy (advisor)
Iltis, Ana (committee member)
Giegengack, Matthew (committee member)
date
2024-02-13T09:36:05Z (accessioned)
2024-02-13T09:36:05Z (available)
2023 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/102903 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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