Bioethics in the 21st Century

Bioethics in the 21st Century

Author: Abraham Rudnick

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789533072708

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Bioethics is primarily an applied ethics of health related issues. It is considered an important guide for health care and its discourses and practices. Health related technology, such as information technology, is changing rapidly. Bioethics should arguably address such change as well as continue to address more established areas of health care and emerging areas of social concern such as climate change and its relation to health. This book illustrates the range of bioethics in the 21st century. The book is intentionally not comprehensive but rather illustrative of established, emerging and speculative bioethics, such as ethics of mental health care, ethics of nano-technology in health care, and ethics of cryogenics, respectively. Hopefully the book will motivate readers to reflect on health care as a work in progress that requires continuous ethical deliberation and guidance.

Introduction to Bioethics

Introduction to Bioethics

Author: John A. Bryant

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015063093077

Category: Science

Page: 264

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"Compiled by three professional practitioners this work will be an invaluable tool for students, researchers, lecturers and teachers in biological, medical and veterinary sciences, agriculture, food science and related disciplines."--BOOK JACKET.

Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century

Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century

Author: Eileen E. Morrison

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449649456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 985

New Edition Available 5/1/2013 Building on the wisdom and forward thinking of authors John Monagle and David Thomasa, this thorough revision of Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century brings the reader up-to-date on the most important issues in biomedical ethics today.

Contemporary Debates in Bioethics

Contemporary Debates in Bioethics

Author: Arthur L. Caplan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444337136

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 223

A unique guide to the design and implementation of simulation software This book offers a concise introduction to the art of building simulation software, collecting the most important concepts and algorithms in one place. Written for both individuals new to the field of modeling and simulation as well as experienced practitioners, this guide explains the design and implementation of simulation software used in the engineering of large systems while presenting the relevant mathematical elements, concept discussions, and code development. The book approaches the topic from the perspective of Zeigler’s theory of modeling and simulation, introducing the theory’s fundamental concepts and showing how to apply them to engineering problems. Readers will learn five necessary skills for building simulations of complicated systems: Working with fundamental abstractions for simulating dynamic systems Developing basic simulation algorithms for continuous and discrete event models Combining continuous and discrete event simulations into a coherent whole Applying strategies for testing a simulation Understanding the theoretical foundations of the modeling constructs and simulation algorithms The central chapters of the book introduce, explain, and demonstrate the elements of the theory that are most important for building simulation tools. They are bracketed by applications to robotics, control and communications, and electric power systems; these comprehensive examples clearly illustrate how the concepts and algorithms are put to use. Readers will explore the design of object-oriented simulation programs, simulation using multi-core processors, and the integration of simulators into larger software systems. The focus on software makes this book particularly useful for computer science and computer engineering courses in simulation that focus on building simulators. It is indispensable reading for undergraduate and graduate students studying modeling and simulation, as well as for practicing scientists and engineers involved in the development of simulation tools.

Bioethics and Biosafety

Bioethics and Biosafety

Author: M. K. Sateesh

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9788190675703

Category: Biotechnology

Page: 804

View: 418

Biosafety deals with prevention of large scale loss of biological integrity focusing both on ecology and human health. It is related to several fields such as ecology, agriculture, medicine, chemistry and ecobiology. Bioethics is the philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine. It is concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy and theology. It is concerned with the nature of life and death, the kind of life to be considered worth living, what constitutes murder, how people in very painful circumstances should be treated, what are the responsibilities of one human being to others, and other such living organisms. The book has been divided in 28 chapters. It is an integrated approach to encompassing information on different aspects of bioethics and biosafety and their applications in biotechnology. Simple, clearly understandable illustrations, correct and up to date information's are the main features of this book. The book is intended not only for undergraduate and postgraduate students of biotechnology, genomics and related sciences, but is also aimed to draw attention of policy makers and teachers at national and international levels to the possible approaches in the field of biotechnology. Key Features: Covers the topics in depth from basic and deals with the key subject areas. Takes a broader view of the earlier and current situation indifferent countries. Gives the uses and their ethical aspects of the different technological developments made in the biotechnology fields. Covers new developments in wider areas of biotechnology and its applications to mankind. Deals with aspects of the Bioethics and Biosafety protocols and their implements. Briefs the Indian Biodiversity Act.

IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics

IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics

Author: Deepa Goel

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9789332514249


Page: 244

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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics provides a broad coverage of three areas of patenting—intellectual property rights (IPR), biosafety and bioethics. It creates awareness about the value of IPR in our lives and fosters a better understanding of the rights associated with IPR such as copyright, patent, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and so on. Biosafety and bioethical issues prevalent in modern society are discussed.

Bioethical and Evolutionary Approaches to Medicine and the Law

Bioethical and Evolutionary Approaches to Medicine and the Law

Author: W. Noel Keyes

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 1590317254

Category: Medical

Page: 1234

View: 505

Bioethics is a multidisciplinary field of law and one that can not be ignored. Bioethical and Evolutionary Approaches to Medicine and the Law is a comprehensive, scholarly analysis of bioethics and the development of its standards. The book is broken up into the following four parts: * Part I deals with scientific, religious, ethical and legal aspects of bioethics * Part II evaluates 100 current bioethical issues and sets forth specific approaches for their resolution * Part III focuses on medical, legal and other problems from beginning of life (overpopulation, birth control, in vitro fertilization, etc.) through end of life (physician assisted suicide, advance directives, euthanasia, etc.) * Part IV discusses the major bioethical issues in genetics and genetic engineering.

Handbook of Research on Technoethics

Handbook of Research on Technoethics

Author: Luppicini, Rocci

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605660233

Category: Computers

Page: 1082

View: 103

"This book traces the emergence of the new interdisciplinary field of technoethics by exploring its conceptual development, important issues, and key areas of current research. Compiling 50 authoritative articles from leading researchers on the ethical dimensions of new technologies"--Provided by publisher.

Social Medicine in the 21st Century

Social Medicine in the 21st Century

Author: Samuel Barrack

Publisher: iMedPub

ISBN: 9781461096139

Category: Medical

Page: 118

View: 837

PLoS Medicine's October 2006 issue contained a special collection of eleven magazine articles and five research papers devoted entirely too social medicine. The collection featured many of the leaders in the field, including Paul Farmer, Arthur Kleinman, David Satcher, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Dorothy Porter, and Leon Eisenberg. The Kaiser Family Foundation has conducted interviews with two of the authors of papers in this collection, David Satcher and Paul Farmer. In its launch issue in October 2004, PLoS Medicine signaled a strong interest in creating a journal that went beyond a biological view of health to incorporate socioeconomic, ethical, and cultural dimensions. For example, that first issue contained a policy paper on how the health community should respond to violent political conflict a debate on whether health workers should screen all women for domestic violence, and a study on the global distribution of risk factors for disease. Two years on, our October 2006 issue takes our interest even further. It contains a special collection of ten magazine articles and fi ve research papers devoted entirely to social medicine. We are delighted that the collection features many of the leaders in the fi eld, including the renowned medical anthropologists Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman, the former United States Surgeon General David Satcher, and the Harvard professor of social medicine and psychiatry Leon Eisenberg. Most of our readers have welcomed our inclusive view of what a medical journal should highlight. Some, however, have been critical, suggesting that we should publish "less soft stuff" and more "hard science." These critics might argue that in this era of stem cell research and the human genome project, of molecular medicine and DNA microarray technology, the notion of social medicine seems irrelevant and outmoded. But the ultimate role of a medical journal is surely to contribute to health improvement, and that means looking not just at molecules but at the social structures that contribute to illness. The stark fact is that most disease on the planet is attributable to the social conditions in which people live and work. The socially disadvantaged have less access to health services, and get sicker and die earlier than the privileged. Despite impressive technological advances in medicine, global health inequalities are worsening.

Clinical Bioethics

Clinical Bioethics

Author: James F. Drane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556126123

Category: Medical

Page: 262

View: 532

Medical practice is an inherently ethical enterprise. More than ever before, medical practice requires that medical professionals develop and exercise high ethical standards. Health care practitioners who ignore basic concepts of medical ethics risk exposing their patients to serious harm, and open themselves and their institutions to charges of malpractice. Clinical Bioethics provides for the busy clinical professional a concise, comprehensive treatment of the basics in this complex new field.

Dealing with Bioethical Issues in a Globalized World

Dealing with Bioethical Issues in a Globalized World

Author: Joris Gielen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030304324

Category: Philosophy

Page: 209

View: 500

This book addresses the complexity of talking about normativity in bioethics within the context of contemporary multicultural and multi-religious society. It offers original contributions by specialists in bioethics exploring new ways of understanding normativity in bioethics. In bioethical publications and debates, the concept of normativity is often used without consideration of the difficulties surrounding it, whereas there are many competing claims for normativity within bioethics. Examples of such competing normative bioethical discourses can be perceived in variations and differences in bioethical arguments within individual religions, and the opposition between bioethical arguments from specific religions and arguments from bioethicists who do not claim religious allegiance. We also cannot merely assume that a Western understanding of normative bioethics will be unproblematic in bioethics in non-Western cultures and religions. Through an analysis of normativity in Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Jewish bioethics, the book creates awareness of the complexity of normativity in bioethics. The book also covers normative bioethics outside an explicitly religiously committed context, and specific attention is paid to bioethics as an interdisciplinary endeavor. It reveals how normativity relates to empirical and global bioethics, which challenges it faces in bioethics in secular pluralistic society, and how to overcome these. By doing that, this book fills an important gap in bioethics literature.