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The meaninglessness of doing bioethics: Reality check from a conflict zone

Aamir M Jafarey

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2019.054


Running bioethics workshops one after the other can become a mundane affair, primarily because of the similarity of their content and discourse. However, conducting a workshop for participants from conflict zones such as Palestine provided an entirely new perspective for this author. While the bioethics discourse may translate into useful and actionable guidelines in the free world to help uphold human dignity, to those living in occupied territories and conflict zones, in the face of their lived lives, it appears little more than a self-serving academic exercise by “parachute bioethicists”.

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