Whither Bioethics Now? The Promise of Relational Theory

International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 10 (1):7-29 (2017)
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This article reflects on the work of feminist bioethicists over the past ten years, reviewing how effective feminists have been in using relational theory to reorient bioethics and where we hope it will go from here. Feminist bioethicists have made significant achievements using relational theory to shape the notion of autonomy, bringing to light the relevance of patients' social circumstances and where they are situated within systems of privilege and oppression. But there is much work to be done to reorient bioethics so that it is capable of addressing some current public health challenges. We argue that relational theory holds promise for beginning this work.



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Katie Stockdale
University of Victoria
Susan Sherwin
Dalhousie University