Simon Woods is contributing to Summerschool “What about the Family”

Simon Woods is contributing to the Summerschool “What about the Family”.Here is his recomendation

My name is Simon Woods and I am a philosopher with a special interest in Medical ethics and Bioethics  and I work in the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre at Newcastle University, UK.  My contribution to the bioethics field is in three key areas: i) Clinical bioethics with a special focus on end of life issues, ii) Research bioethics with a special focus on novel medical technologies and iii) the bioethics of genomics. Each of these areas of work have engaged with the complexities of the family as they present unique challenges to the traditional autonomy centric approaches adopted by Western medicine. I am strongly influenced by empirically informed bioethics especially research which draws upon a ‘naturalised’ approach. The summer school will offer everyone who takes part an opportunity to develop creative ways to further their bioethical thinking about families in the context of social and healthcare.

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