Bioethicists originate from many different backgrounds and as well as have training in several different disciplines. At one time, bioethics was mainly compiled of those that had been trained as philosophers and there were many that were not fond of the philosophy which put a very negative effect on the development of bioethics. You can find a variety of journals that discuss bioethics including of Medical Ethics and the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, the American Journal of Bioethics, The Hastings Center Report, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.
Religion also has its own history of questions into bioethical factors and have created their own guidelines and rules on the way in which they deal with the issues from their own viewpoint according to their faith. Three main religions which are Christian, Jewish, and Muslim have created a huge body of literature on bioethics. In most of the non-Western cultures, there is no existence or strict division between religion from philosophy.
Asian culture has debates concerning bioethical methods all the time. While according to Buddhist it is categorized by a naturalistic approach that leads them to a pragmatic solution.
Of course, there are critics when it comes to Bioethics especially Paul Farmer that has explained that this method is only a problem as the patient has received too much medical care in many of the industrialized nations, which do not provide help for the poor or only a small amount. His way of working with bioethics still states that the problem arises from a patient receiving too much care. He does believe that there is a place in the medical profession for bioethics, but there has to be a balance and ensure that the poor benefit as well as the rich from bioethics. He agrees that it is an important aspect of the medical field, but the balance should be equal before proceeding.