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The 10th Brazilian Congress on Bioethics

Bruno Rodolfo Schlemper Jr

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2014.030


The major landmark in the implementation of bioethics in Brazil was the founding of the Brazilian Society of Bioethics (Sociedade Brasileira de Bioética – SBB) in 1995. Against the backdrop of an ethical vacuum in the healthcare sector, the SBB developed rapidly, with a special focus on the social inequalities characterising Brazilian healthcare. In addition to the focus on collective health, Brazilian legislation on human research ethics provided a regulatory benchmark which came to be recognised internationally.

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