Regenerative medicine, distributive justice and society’s investment in hope
To further public understanding of regenerative medicine, EuroStemCell has published lay summaries for all articles from the latest Regenerative Medicine special focus issue.
EuroStemCell have launched a digital platform to accompany the publication of the Regenerative Medicine two-part Special Focus Issue entitled “Regenerative Medicine in Society: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”. The platform presents lay summaries of each article in the issue which are freely available to all in order to engage and educate non-experts on the key issues surrounding regenerative medicine.
You can now read the lay summary for the article entitled 'Distributive justice and regenerative medicine' from John Gardner .
Many claim the field of regenerative medicine has the potential to revolutionise medicine and create a flourishing sector of industry. This promise has motivated governments around the world to create policies and programs that distribute more public resources towards the regenerative medicine industry with the hope that as the industry grows everyone will benefit. Discussing these initiatives reveals how these approaches to support regenerative medicine and biomedical innovation could conflict with widely held social values that underlie most healthcare systems about the fairness of how resources are distributed.
What questions & challenges are raised? What insight and direction does this give for research policies? To find out, read the full lay summary on the EuroStemCell website here:
The full original article can be accessed here:
 Distributive justice and regenerative medicine. Regen. Med. 12(7), 865–874 (2017).