Africa Focus Debates on Contemporary Contentious Biomedical Issues
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Africa Focus Debates on Contemporary Contentious Biomedical Issues

Munyaradzi Mawere

This is a vivid, thought-provoking and fascinating text on some contentious issues in contemporary medical ethics. The book acknowledges the contribution of “African tradition” and Western scholarship to the development of medical ethics as a university discipline. It questions the lack of consensus around such biomedical issues as euthanasia and traditional medicine. In many countries, the failure has resulted in public outcries. Its thrust centres on the nexus of practice and theory, and the importance of pragmatism and critical questioning in dealing with different cases on and around biomedicine. Its virtue is its significant shift from the traditional positions on selected biomedical issues to a more rigorous, pragmatic and critical questioning and understanding of the reasoning and positions of all involved and/or affected parties.

ISBN 9789956726028 | 166 pages | 203 x 127 mm | 2011 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

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About the Author

Munyaradzi Mawere

Munyaradzi Mawere is a PhD student in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a senior lecturer at Universidade Pedagogica, Mozambique. He has written and published books and a number of papers with internationally accredited referred peer journals.

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