Considering the origin and process of academic development of biomedical ethics, bioethics which is reflected from the standpoint of medicine seems much like biomedical ethics which is on the backbone of medical ethics. Of many a theme on bioethics from the standpoint of medicine, topics on principle of medical ethics, human dignity, and life justice could be regarded as exemplary ones.
Nowadays, the fundamental principles of medical ethics have been the principle of respect for autonomy, the principle of nonmaleficence, the principle of beneficence, and the principle of justice which was presented by T. L. Beauchamp and J. F. Childress in 1970's.
Additionally, from the standpoint of life justice, natural basic value of life is second to none of every other social basic value and makes a basic constituent of the equality of human rights. Every human life should be protected from the very beginning and guaranteed to be concepted in the midst of human relationships and born in the complete and genial family relations. Also, every privacy which could be laid in the process of conception and birth should be protected lest it should be invaded.
Medicine is, by nature, a moral profession. Even though, these days, the events on the beginning and the end of life would not be wrapped in a awe of mystery, the time of life should be received as the most significant and precious thing in the whole world.