Toward an Africanized Bioethics Curriculum

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 30 (1):103-113 (2021)
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Although many bioethicists have given attention to the special health issues of Africa and to the ethics of research on the continent, only a handful have considered these issues through the lens of African moral thought. The question has been for the most part neglected as to what a distinctively African moral perspective would be for the analysis and teaching of bioethics issues. To address the oversight, the authors of this paper describe embarking on a project aimed at incorporating African moral perspective, values and philosophy into a teaching curriculum. The authors clarify the rationale for the project and discuss the strategies employed in Africanizing the bioethics curriculum.



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Christopher Wareham
Utrecht University
Kevin Gary Behrens
University of Johannesburg (PhD)

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