A Portrait of Nanomedicine and Its Bioethical Implications

Rebecca M. Hall, Tong Sun, Mauro Ferrari

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This review addresses the current and future potential of nanomedicine, and its ethical considerations within the comprehensive framework of the four dimensions of medical ethics: Beneficence, Non-Maleficence, Respect, and Justice. From this perspective, the ethical considerations for nanomedicine are not novel, but have been addressed by precedents throughout the history of medicine. While these ethical challenges are not unique to nanomedicine, some require additional consideration, given the envisioned pervasive impact of nanomedicine on society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-779
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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