COVID-19 y bioética global

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Henk ten Have


El fenómeno global de la pandemia ha reactivado la noción de bioética global, argumentando que la bioética convencional no aborda suficientemente la experiencia pandémica. Esta experiencia pone de relieve la conectividad, la vulnerabilidad diferencial, lo inesperado y la falta de preparación. Durante la pandemia, las preocupaciones éticas se enfocan de una manera específica. Este artículo examina tres formas de enmarcarlas: con las nociones de excepcionalidad, controlabilidad y binaridad. A continuación se analiza el marco de la bioética global, que ofrece una perspectiva más amplia e inclusiva de la experiencia de la pandemia. Una noción fundamental en este marco es la relacionalidad. También acentúa que los intereses individuales y comunes no se oponen. Una tercera consideración en esta perspectiva es la solidaridad. Un marco global de bioética es un incentivo para repensar la globalización, la gobernanza global, la salud pública y la asistencia sanitaria. Si la bioética como esfuerzo social y global moviliza la imaginación moral para ampliar el alcance de la preocupación moral aplicando la capacidad humana de empatizar, contribuye de forma crucial a mejorar la vida social y la civilización.


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ten Have, H. (2022). COVID-19 y bioética global. Revista De Medicina Y Ética, 33(1), 19–83.

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