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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Ethical Challenges of Emerging Medical Technologies

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Edited by: Dr. Brendan Parent

ISBN13: 9781472429155
To be Published: November 2016
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £200.00

This collection of essays emphasizes society's increasingly responsible engagement with ethical challenges in emerging medical technology.

Expansion of technological capacity and attention to patient safety have long been integral to improving healthcare delivery but only relatively recently have concepts like respect, distributive justice, privacy, and autonomy gained some power to shape the development, use, and refinement of medical tools and techniques.

Medical ethics goes beyond making better medicine to thinking about how to make the field of medicine better. These essays showcase several ways in which modern ethical thinking is improving safety, efficacy and efficiency of medical technology, increasing access to medical care, and empowering patients to choose care that comports with their desires and beliefs.

Included are complimentary ethical approaches as well as compelling counter-arguments. Together, the articles demonstrate how improving the quality of medical technology relies on every stakeholder - not just medical researchers and scientists -- to assess each given technology's strengths and pitfalls.

This collection also portends one of the next major issues in the ethics of medical technology: developing the requisite moral framework to accompany shifts toward patient-centred personalized healthcare.

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Medical Law
Introduction to the ethical challenges of emerging medical technologies, Arthur Caplan and Brendan Parent.
Part I Ethics and Oversight: Assessing expectations: towards a toolbox for an ethics of emerging technologies, F. Lucivero, T. Swierstra and M. Boenink
Why ethics should be part of health technology assessment, B. Hofmann
Regulation of medical devices in the United States and European Union, D.B. Kramer, Shuai Xu and Aaron S. Kesselheim
Medical devices - balancing regulation and innovation, G.D. Curfman and R.F. Redberg
The ethics of off-label use of FDA-approved products, Emily C. Feinstein, Arthur Caplan, Jonathan D. Moreno and Ilene Albala-Reicher.
Part II Preventive: Immune to addiction: the ethical dimensions of vaccines against substance abuse, M.J. Young, D.A. Sisti, H Rimon-Greenspan, J.L. Schwartz and A.L. Caplan
Ooplasmic and nuclear transfer to prevent mitochondrial DNA disorders: conceptual and normative issues, A.L. Bredenoord, G. Pennings and G. de Wert
In the hands of machines? The future of aged care, R Sparrow and L Sparrow
Case study: an ethics case study of HIV prevention research on Facebook: the just/us study, S. Bull, L.T. Breslin, E.E. Wright, S.R. Black, D Levine and J.S. Santelli
Ethics and nanopharmacy: value sensitive design of new drugs, J.Timmermans, Y. Zhao and J. v.d. Hoven.
Part III Diagnostic: Physicians, defensive medicine, and ethics, B.J. Healey, D. Kopen and J Smith
Personalized genomic medicine and the rhetoric of empowerment, Eric T. Juengst, Michael A. Flatt and Richard A. Settersten
Non-invasive fetal genome sequencing: opportunities and challenges, Holly K. Tabor, Jeffrey C. Murray, Hilary S. Gammill, Jacob O. Kitzman, Matthew W. Snyder, Mario Ventura, Alexandra P. Lewis et al.
Disorders of consciousness: responding to requests for novel diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, Ralf J. Jox, James L. Bernat, Steven Laureys and Eric Racine. Part IV Treatment Monitoring and Medical Information: Personally controlled online health data - the next big thing in medical care?, R. Steinbrook
The ethics of translating high-throughput science into clinical practice, Pilar N. Ossorio
Who cares? Moral obligations in formal and informal care provision in the light of ICT-based home care, E. Palm
Ethical and legal challenges for health telematics in a global world: telehealth and the technological imperative, E-.H. Kluge
Big bad data: law, public health, and biomedical databases, Sharona Hoffman and Andy Podgurski. Part V Therapeutic: Use of brain-machine interfaces as prosthetic devices: an ethical analysis, M. Miyasaka, S. Sasaki, M. Tanaka and J. Kikunaga
Ethical considerations in deep brain stimulation for psychiatric illness, R. Grant, C. Halpern, G. Baltuch, J. O'Reardon and A. Caplan
Promises and ethical pitfalls of surgical innovation: the case of bariatric surgery, J. Dixon, J. Logue and P. Komesaroff
Guidance in social and ethical issues related to clinical, diagnostic care and novel therapies for hereditary neuromuscular rare diseases: 'translating' the translational, P. McCormack, S. Woods, A. Aartsma-Rus, L. Hagger, A. Herczegfalvi, E. Heslop, J. Irwin, J. Kirschner, P. Moeschen, F. Muntoni, M. Ouillade, J. Rahbek, C. Rehmann-Sutter, F. Rouault, T. Sejersen, E. Vroom, V. Straub, K. Bushby and A. Ferlini
Questions concerning the clinical translation of cell-based interventions under an innovation pathway, Jeremy Sugarman
Prospects for translational regenerative medicine, Fa-Ming Chen, Yi-Min Zhao, Yan Jin and Songtao Shi
Diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders: an ethical analysis of current practices, K. Reid and S. Greene. Part VI Rescue and End-of-Life: Engineered whole organs and complex tissues, S. Badylak, D. Weiss, A. Caplan and P. Macchiarini
Ethical dilemmas encountered with the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults, D. Abrams, K. Prager, C. Blinderman, K. Burkart and D. Brodie
Culture and end of life care: a scoping exercise in seven European countries, M. Gysels, N. Evans, A. Menaca, E. Andrew, F. Toscani, et al.
Within you / without you: biotechnology, ontology, and ethics, D. Sulmasy
Xenotransplantation, J. Guerra Gonzalez
Ethical issues and palliative care in the cardiovascular intensive care unit, K. Swetz and J. Keith Mansel.
Part VII Normalization and Enhancement: Gene transfer for pain: a tool to cope with the intractable, or an unethical endurance enhancing technology?, Silvia Camporesi, and Michael J. McNamee
Emily's scars: surgical shapings, technoluxe, and bioethics, A. Frank
Cochlear implants and the right to language: ethical considerations, the ideal situation, and practical measures toward reaching the ideal, Tom Humphries, Poorna Kushalnagar, Gaurav Mathur, Donna Jo Napoli, Carol Padden, Christian Rathmann and Scott Smith
The ethics of uterus transplantation, Ruby Catsanos, Wendy Rogers and Mianna Lotz
Assisted reproduction and choice in the biotech age: recommendations for a way forward, F. Coeytaux, M. Darnovsky and S.B. Fogel
Tragedy and delight: the ethics of decelerated ageing, David Gems
Cognitive enhancement, virtue ethics and the good life, Barbro Elisabeth Esmeralda Froding