O papel da bioética na educação para os valores

Translated title of the contribution: The role of bioethics in education for values

Joana Araújo*

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Bioethics often faces situations that are problematic and of huge complexity, and, at the same time, dilemmatic, urging individuals and society to take decisions. Humanity has been craving for ethical and moral values and education has a key role in promoting awareness on this matter. The main aim of this project is to promote the teaching of values throughout bioethics in secondary/high schools. This is based on our premise that the transmission of values nowadays can only be made through the development of reflective skills. We intend to thereby develop the most useful method for the resolution of complex cases, able to give answers justifiable for a particular audience, and by justifiable we mean the most prudent way to act, given the absence of a universally accepted ethical and/or moral theory.

Translated title of the contributionThe role of bioethics in education for values
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)737-754
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Bioethics
  • Education
  • Values


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