Keywords in Bioethics: RESPECT, or How Respect for Persons became Respect for Autonomy
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Oxford University Press
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
With the promulgation of the Belmont Report (1979) and the concurrent publication of the first edition of Beauchamp and Childress' Principles of Biomedical Ethics (1979), the notion of "respect" (for persons) entered the bioethics lexicon as the sine qua non for the ethical conduct of research and clinical ethics. This presentation will ferret out the history of that development and then follow its permutations, giving particular attention to its use in the DHHS Federal Regulations, the 1994 Report of the NIH Human Embryo Research Panel, and the NBAC's 1999 "Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research."