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Volume 5, Number 2, Fall 2012

Table of Contents

On Vulnerability


Editor's Note

p. 1


pp. 1-10

Why bioethics needs a concept of vulnerability

pp. 11-38

Responding to vulnerability: The case of injection drug use

pp. 39-63

A global ethics approach to vulnerability

pp. 64-81

How are pregnant women vulnerable research participants?

pp. 82-104

(Un)expected suffering: The corporeal specificity of vulnerability

pp. 105-125

Vulnerabilities compounded by social institutions

pp. 126-146

Vulnerability, health, and illness

pp. 147-161


Carried and held: Getting good at being helped

pp. 162-169


Commentary on the UNESCO IBC report on respect for vulnerability and personal integrity: (Article 8 of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics And Human Rights)

pp. 170-173

Women and special vulnerability: Commentary "On the principle of respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity," UNESCO, International Bioethics Committee report

pp. 174-179

Respect for people in situations of vulnerability: A new principle for health-care professionals and health-care organizations

pp. 180-185

Book Review

My Imaginary Illness: A Journey into Uncertainty and Prejudice in Medical Diagnosis (review)

pp. 186-189


pp. 191-194

Research Areas


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