More dramatically, when Kass presented the keynote at the ASBH
in 2004, the atmosphere in the lecture room crackled with hostility and some in the audience stood with their backs to him as he spoke.
I agree with Robert Baker that ASBH
ought to be at the center of this process.
I turned for moral guidance to the ASBH
task force on conflicts of interest, which offered three criteria for evaluating the moral issues in getting paid for bioethical consulting work.
The views and opinions contained in this article/report are those of the members of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH
) and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME) Task Force on Bioethics Consultation in the Private Sector, and should in no way be construed as representing official policies of the ASBH
or the ASLME, their membership, or their boards of directors.
It is fortunate that ASBH
did not endorse this report, but its failure to repudiate it and set a higher standard says it is time for new persons--outsiders--to watch the bioethicists.
An earlier version of this report was discussed at an open session at the 2001 ASBH
I asked the members of ASBH
to join me in making public justice the center of the talk I stated I would instigate that year.