Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyond

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In times of global economic and political crises, the notion of solidarity is gaining new currency. This book argues that a solidarity-based perspective can help us to find new ways to address pressing problems. Exemplified by three case studies from the field of biomedicine: databases for health and disease research, personalised healthcare, and organ donation, it explores how solidarity can make a difference in how we frame problems, and in the policy solutions that we can offer.

- Proposes a new understanding of 'solidarity as practice'
- Offers a systematic overview of the use of the term 'solidarity' in bioethical and related political and social theoretical scholarship
- Explores how solidarity can be applied to biomedical practice using three case studies: health databases, personalised health care, and organ donation
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages229
ISBN (Electronic)9781139696593
ISBN (Print)9781107074248
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameCambridge Bioethics and Law
PublisherCambridge University Press


  • Bioethics
  • digital health


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