Community Consent [BOOK CHAPTER]

Community Consent [BOOK CHAPTER]
Henk ten Have, Maria do Céu Patrão Neves
Dictionary of Global Bioethics [Springer 27 May 2021]
Abstract
In medical practice and research the principle of individual prior informed consent has a crucial role to play. However, the emphasis on individuals is not the same across the world. Communities in many cultures and traditions play an important role in determining human well-being and in individuals living their lives to the full. From a global perspective the moral status of a community is recognized in the concept of community consent.

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