ONCE AGAIN – ON ETHICAL COMMITTEES STATUS

Н. Н. Седова (Prof. Natalia Sedova)

Abstract


Due to new biotechnologies being actively integrated in medicine, their application is becoming an issue of ethical risks. The field of bioethics searches for answers to these questions. This science must perform assessing, explanatory and prognostic functions. These are only special social bodies of ethics regulation - ethics committees – who are able to fulfill these tasks. Though, their status in Russia has not been legitimized yet, there is no single system of such committees organized to the principle of a network or hierarchy. It is important to take theoretical and practical efforts to define and establish the status of ethics committees and actively implement their recommendations. 

Key words: biotechnologies, ethics committees, legal documents, codes, ethical prognosis.


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