Biomedical Ethics for Engineers: Ethics and Decision Making in Biomedical and Biosystem Engineering

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Elsevier, 1 avr. 2011 - 408 pages
Biomedical Ethics for Engineers provides biomedical engineers with a new set of tools and an understanding that the application of ethical measures will seldom reach consensus even among fellow engineers and scientists. The solutions are never completely technical, so the engineer must continue to improve the means of incorporating a wide array of societal perspectives, without sacrificing sound science and good design principles.
Dan Vallero understands that engineering is a profession that profoundly affects the quality of life from the subcellular and nano to the planetary scale. Protecting and enhancing life is the essence of ethics; thus every engineer and design professional needs a foundation in bioethics. In high-profile emerging fields such as nanotechnology, biotechnology and green engineering, public concerns and attitudes become especially crucial factors given the inherent uncertainties and high stakes involved. Ethics thus means more than a commitment to abide by professional norms of conduct. This book discusses the full suite of emerging biomedical and environmental issues that must be addressed by engineers and scientists within a global and societal context. In addition it gives technical professionals tools to recognize and address bioethical questions and illustrates that an understanding of the application of these measures will seldom reach consensus even among fellow engineers and scientists.

· Working tool for biomedical engineers in the new age of technology
· Numerous case studies to illustrate the direct application of ethical techniques and standards
· Ancillary materials available online for easy integration into any academic program
 

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Table des matières

Bioethics Discovery through Design
1
A Creative Approach
9
Chapter 2 Bioethics and the Engineer
49
Human Enhancement
103
Chapter 4 The Bioethical Engineer
139
Chapter 5 Bioethical Research and Technological Development
167
Chapter 6 Bioethical Success and Failure
201
Chapter 7 Analyzing Bioethical Success and Failure
231
Chapter 9 Sustainable Bioethics
291
Chapter 10 Engineering Wisdom
327
Practical Bioethics
343
Appendix 1 National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics for Engineers
357
Appendix 2 Biomedical Engineering Society Code of Ethics
363
Glossary of Terms Likely to Be Encountered in Bioethical Decision Making
365
Name Index
395
Subject Index
397

Chapter 8 Justice and Fairness as Biomedical and Biosystem Engineering Concepts
261

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Page 9 - The brain is wider than the sky, For, put them side by side, The one the other will include With ease, and you beside. The brain is deeper than the sea, For, hold them, blue to blue, The one the other will absorb, As sponges, buckets do. The brain is just the weight of God, For, lift them, pound for pound, And they will differ, if they do, As syllable from sound.

À propos de l'auteur (2011)

Dr. Daniel A. Vallero is an internationally recognized expert in environmental science and engineering. His four decades of research, teaching and professional experience in hazardous waste engineering and management have addressed a wide range of human health risk and ecological issues, from global climate change to the release of hazardous wastes. His research has advanced the state-of-the-science of air and water pollution measurement, models of potential exposures to chemicals in consumer products, and environmental impact assessments.

He established the Engineering Ethics program and is a key collaborator in the Responsible Conduct of Research Program at Duke University. These programs introduce students, from first-year through PhD, to the complex relationships between science, technology and societal demands on the engineer. The lessons learned from the cases in this book are a fundamental part of Duke’s preparation of its future engineers to address the ethical dilemmas likely to be encountered during the careers of the next generation engineers.

Dr. Vallero received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Science in City & Regional Planning from SIU, a Masters in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Environmental Health Sciences) from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Duke.

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