Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

drama, ethics

Abstract

Theatre provides a dynamic platform to reflect upon the ethical, legal, and social implications of medical innovations and the powerful impact on personal and professional relationships. This article explores the last four to five decades of theatre, which coincide with the evolution of the formal discipline of bioethics and the field of medical humanities, to aid in the understanding of the bioethical challenges we face today and to place them in an historical and societal context. Four plays are discussed that reflect the ethical and legal context of their eras and reveal significant ethical challenges for us to consider.

Journal

11 Indiana Health Law Review 1 (2014).

Disciplines

Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Health Law

Recommended Citation

11 Indiana Health Law Review 1 (2014).