Dignity, Disability, and Bioethics

  • Ben Rhodes
  • D Christopher Ralston
Keywords: human dignity, historical and contemporary bioethics, political policies on disability


This paper provides insights into what are often nebulous concepts, beyond academic thoughts. The concept of human dignity has enormous practical implications that call us to take action steps in order to ensure that all people are treated with the respect they deserve—simply because they are human beings. It is clear that human dignity rests on the idea of human rights, but whom or what grants human rights? People with disabilities, the unborn and the elderly are the most vulnerable, and they are being threatened in today’s society. In Proverbs 31:8-9 Christians are to speak up in defense of these who are part of the body of Christ.

How to Cite
Rhodes, B., & Ralston, D. (2019). Dignity, Disability, and Bioethics. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 1(1), 79-90. Retrieved from https://journal.joniandfriends.org/index.php/jcid/article/view/11