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WGS 182b: Feminist Bioethics: Social Justice and Equity in Health Care

A quick guide to resources for WGS 182b, "Feminist Bioethics: Social Justice and Equity in Health Care," taught by Prof. Beth Clark in Fall 2020.

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For PubMed specifically, here is a search string using Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH, that you can use to turn up relevant articles on feminist bioethics:

(feminism [mh] AND (empathy [mh] OR ethics [mh:noexp] OR ethics, professional [mh] OR ethics, medical [mh] OR bioethics))

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Many thanks to the Bioethics Research Library at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University for providing the above search string on their guide to Feminist Bioethics.

In any database, try some of the following terms.  What other terms can you think of, based on the reading you have done so far?

  • Feminist bioethics
  • Care ethics or “ethics of care”
  • Relational ethics
  • Reproductive ethics

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