Integration of bio-ethical principles and requirements into european union statutes, regulations and policies


  • Paul T. Schotsmans


This paper stresses the goals of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMM): to stimulate and promote the development and methodology in the field of philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare; to be a center for European scholars in this field; to promote international contact between members of the various countries in and outside Europe. It also concentrates on legal and regulatory bodies with regard to bioethics, overlooks the European bioethics tradition and the physician-patient relationship strengthening the solidarity concept.


biomedical research, human rights, integrity and dignity, solidarity

Author Biography

Paul T. Schotsmans

BIBAC Member, Professor of Philosophy, University of Leuven.