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    Death, Ethical Judgments and Dignity.Katarína Komenská - 2018 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 8 (3-4):201-208.
    In Peter Singer’s article “The Challenge of Brain Death for the Sanctity of Life Ethic”, he articulates that ethics has always played an important role in defining death. He claims that the demand for redefining death spreads rather from new ethical challenges than from a new, scientifically improved understanding of the nature of death. As thorough as his plea for dismissal of the brain-death definition is, he does not avoid the depiction of the complementary relationship between science and ethics. Quite (...)
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    Hugolín Gavlovič on Moral Education: Enlightenment Ideas in Baroque Literature?Katarína Komenská - 2019 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 9 (3-4):139-147.
    The work of Hugolín Gavlovič belongs is part of the most influential literary and didactic heritage of 18th century literature in the region of contemporary Slovakia. Even though Gavlovič was not a systematic moral philosopher, the role and importance of ethics in his literary work is significant. He contributed greatly to the debate on moral education, which was linked to the fulfilment of God's will and to the accomplishment of a good life. In his extensive poetic work Valaská škola mravúv (...)
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  3. Ethics and Disasters in the Work of Albert Schweitzer.Katarína Komenská - 2016 - Human Affairs 26 (1):34-42.
    Traditional ethical frameworks are challenged in disaster settings as they are often too rigorous to be applied to such situations. Nonetheless, the role of moral theories in discussions on disasters should not be dismissed. Indeed, some of the ideas and concepts in traditional ethical frameworks and moral theories may be a source of inspiration in such debates. Therefore, the present paper presents the two main concepts in Albert Schweitzer’s philosophical thinking: the concept of cultural crisis and his understanding of ethics. (...)
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  4. COST Action IS1201, Scientific Kick Off Meeting – Disaster Ethics 25th – 26th April 2013, Dublin, Ireland.Katarína Komenská - 2013 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 3 (1-2):97-98.
     
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  5. Respect for Autonomy and Human Dignity in Codes of Conduct of Health Care Professionals (in Slovakia).Katarína Komenská - 2012 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 2 (3-4):192-200.
    The aim of the paper is to present and reflect on some of the current theories of human dignity and autonomy. The understanding of autonomy in the 4 principles theory of Beauchamp and Childress will be the starting point of this paper as it presents medical ethics and health care ethics as patient-orientated model with special attention paid to the needs and rights of the patient. According to this orientation of health care ethics, the concept of human dignity plays an (...)
     
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  6. An Analysis of Ethical Codes in the Health Care Profession in Slovakia (Professions of Physicians, Nurses and Midwives).Katarína Komenská - 2011 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 1 (1-2):25-32.
    The paper analyzes ethical codes in the health care profession in Slovakia while considering the four principle approach in medical ethics formulated by Beauchamp and Childress. For these purposes, the individual principles of this theory are identified and presented in light of performance in the health care profession. The second part introduces the main legal documents which represent the professional codes of ethics for physicians, nurses and midwives in Slovakia. In those, I have tried to identify the presence of basic (...)
     
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  7. Bioethics Education – Its Goals and Different Target Groups (Presenting Problems of Bioethics at Textual Seminars).Katarína Komenská - 2012 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 2 (1-2):28-38.
    Due to the interdisciplinary nature of bioethics, there are many ways of how its problems can be presented and introduced to students. Which method is used by a teacher depends on the student group; their age, previous bioethical knowledge, the overall aim of their studies. The aim of this article is to emphasize the necessity of the different content of bioethical modules for students of medical sciences and students of ethics. Future physicians and nurses are supposed to learn what the (...)
     
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  8. Predrag Cicovacki (2009): Albert Schweitzer’s Ethical Vision. A Sourcebook (New York: Oxford University Press). [REVIEW]Katarina Komenska - 2012 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 2 (3-4):222-226.
     
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  9. Winter School on Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. [REVIEW]Katarína Komenská - 2012 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 2 (1-2):128-129.
     
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