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Establishing bioethics committees : guide no.1 / United Nations education, scientific and cultural organization. Division of ethics of science and technology.
Paris : Unesco, 2005, 74 p.

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Comité d'éthique
Comité d'éthique de la recherche
Implantation


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This Guide is intended to provide precisely what its title denotes: guidance. It is designed neither to dictate ethical principles for inclusion in health policy nor to advocate the development of specific approaches for any Member State of UNESCO, but to offer a number of suggestions after having reviewed the efforts of many Member States that have already established Bioethics Committees at the national, regional, or local levels. The need to reflect on the moral dimension of advances in science and technology, as well as the desire to enhance the public's health has, in many areas of the world, led to the establishment of various forms of Bioethics Committees, four of which are described and discussed in this Guide.
These committees have received various titles: (1) 'ethics committee', 'ethics or bioethics commission', and 'council on bioethics' at the national level; (2) 'health-professional association bioethics committees' at the national and regional levels; (3) 'health care/hospital ethics committees', usually established at the local level; and (4) 'research ethics committees',
established at different levels in various Member States. The Guide has been prepared not only for the use of ministers, but also for their policy advisers at the national, regional and local levels, leaders and members of professional and
scientific research associations, and chairpersons and members of various forms of bioethics committees. Each of them, of course, is at liberty to affirm its purposes, articulate its functions and determine its routine working procedures.
To be sure, the suggestions in this Guide could, in time, be incorporated into agreements and policies about how, for example, to control the use or misuse of newly acquired biological and medical knowledge and biotechnologies. But at the present time we need to develop a critical frame of mind and a system of values that prepare us to judge each new biological, molecular and genetic discovery or biotechnology as it evolves and insinuates itself into the awesome and broad domains of the life sciences and health sciences.

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