Biomedical Ethics For Engineers: Ethics And Decision Making In Biomedical And Biosystem Engineering

Other | April 1, 2011

byVallero, Daniel, Daniel Vallero

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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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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 w...

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 haz...

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Format:OtherDimensions:408 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080476104

ISBN - 13:9780080476100

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Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue:
Chapter 1: Bioethics: A Creative Approach
Chapter 2: Bioethics and the Engineer
Chapter 3: An Engineered Future: Human Enhancement
Chapter 4: The Bioethical Engineer
Chapter 5: Bioethical Research and Technological Development
Chapter 6: Safety, Risk and Reliability as Measures of Bioethics
Chapter 7: Bioethical Success and Failure
Chapter 8: Justice and Fairness as Engineering Concepts
Chapter 9: Sustainable Bioethics
Chapter 10: Engineering Wisdom
Epilogue: Practical Bioethics
Bioethics Resources for the Engineer
Suggested Readings
Useful Websites
Appendix 1: National Society of Professional Engineers - Code of Ethics for Engineers
Appendix 2: Biomedical Engineering Society Code of Ethics