Bioethics is the study of ethical dilemmas that arise from the use of new technology and medicine in regards to human and nonhuman life. It is a multiple discipline fields that uses ideas from secular philosophy, theology, medical practice and knowledge and to some extent environmentalism. Bioethicists are those people who practise bioethics, some examples of the issues they deal with include;
- Animal rights
- IVF Treatment
- Medical experiments
- Stem cells
Bioethics can be both secular and religious. There are Christian bioethicists, Jewish bioethicists and Muslim bioethicists.
Due to the nature of the field it is something highly controversial as in the case with Australian bioethicist Peter Singer.