Bioethics of Clinical Applications of Stem Cells
AbstractThe clinical applications of stem cells pose a multitude of problems, including safety, efficacy, information and consent, the right to unproven treatments, the “right to try”, costs, access, sustainability, scientific scrupulousness, patents and regulatory aspects, to name but a few. This article does not address individual issues, but rather introduces and discusses some of the possible approaches to solving the problems. The first part compares the consequentialist and deontological approaches, offering an overview of “top–down” and “bottom–up” models and proposing the principles of personalism as applied in clinical settings. The second part of the article suggests practical frameworks for organising the ethical issues, focusing in particular on the medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features. View Full-Text
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Petrini, C. Bioethics of Clinical Applications of Stem Cells. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 814.
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Petrini, Carlo. 2017. "Bioethics of Clinical Applications of Stem Cells." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 4: 814.
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