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Revista Cubana de Salud Pública

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MARTINEZ GOMEZ, Jesús Armando. Bioethics and approaches at the end of life. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.4, pp. 353-357. ISSN 0864-3466.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662010000400010.

This article addressed why bioethics, which is ethics for life, has paid much more attention to the right of choosing the way of dying than to the right to life. This has a lot to do with the predominant Anglo-Saxon-type principled methodological and philosophical approach in the contemporary bioethical discourse that is also analyzed. It was suggested that this approach be supplemented with the principle of solidarity, all of which will encourage paying preferential attention to the right to life as fundamental and worrying.

Keywords : Bioethics; principled; solidarity.

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