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Mirko Štifanić ; Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci

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APA 6th Edition
Štifanić, M. (2009). ČOVJEK I ŽIVOT U SREDIŠTU POZORNOSTI. Riječki teološki časopis, 33 (1), 153-168. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Štifanić, Mirko. "ČOVJEK I ŽIVOT U SREDIŠTU POZORNOSTI." Riječki teološki časopis, vol. 33, no. 1, 2009, pp. 153-168. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Štifanić, Mirko. "ČOVJEK I ŽIVOT U SREDIŠTU POZORNOSTI." Riječki teološki časopis 33, no. 1 (2009): 153-168.
Štifanić, M. (2009). 'ČOVJEK I ŽIVOT U SREDIŠTU POZORNOSTI', Riječki teološki časopis, 33(1), pp. 153-168. Available at: (Accessed 04 December 2021)
Štifanić M. ČOVJEK I ŽIVOT U SREDIŠTU POZORNOSTI. Riječki teološki časopis [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2021 December 04];33(1):153-168. Available from:
M. Štifanić, "ČOVJEK I ŽIVOT U SREDIŠTU POZORNOSTI", Riječki teološki časopis, vol.33, no. 1, pp. 153-168, 2009. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 04 December 2021]

The number of scientific discoveries in contemporary medicine is rising. Their incorporation into everyday practice is making the position of man ever more uncertain. The changes themselves are not only of formal nature. First and foremost they are affecting the contents and values of everyday living and reality. It is because of
this that a chenge in perception is needed along with the change of the formal and actual placing of biodisciplines in contemporary healthcare.
It is there that new goals are being defined resulting in the fact that all of he patients are only formally and not actually equal, in the vast majority of cases. Moreover, such a course of events calls for creation and development of new biodisciplines which tend to focus upon life and, more specifically, Man (biomedicine, bioethics, biopolitics, etc.). The development of biolaw is becoming more and more necessary, as a new, special generation in the legislative system. It will rise out of its foundations in medicinal law and will determine the legal position of a person confronted with the challenges which are put forth by the development of biomedicine and biotechnology in the actual biohealthcare. This will be the new, «bio» way of making the necessary arrangements.
The relationship between bioethics and biolaw is placed between the general questions concerning the relationship between ethics and law in general. Due to the complexity of these new disciplines the following article looks upon the development of bioethics (what it actually is and which fields of interest it touches upon). It extends through the domain of biolaw (the field of its interest and the significance of its authonomy – its separation as well as its numerous connections with bioethics) with the ultimate goal of discovering and explaining a new model of their mutual cooperation in order to establish Life (Bios) as the new centre of attention within the healtcare system. All mentioned will, hopefully, result in defining the criteria which will serve as the guide when it comes to defining problems and finding solutions that are appearing in contemporary healthcare. Such issues are of immence importance in dealing with issues as life itself. In other words, the questions of humanity of humans itself, family and society, representing the return to true moral values. Hopefully, such an aproach will enable for the contemporary healthcare system to transcend into the biohealthcare system and allow it to function in legally and ethically arranged way with the goal of protecting the life of every and each person. Should the course of events take a different direction we will be faced with a healthcare system which will serve as a place for hiding anomalies which result in segregation, corruption, discrimination, dehumanization and mystanazia.

biodisciplines; biomedicine; bioethics; biolaw; biohealthcare

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