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  • Our Bodies, Our Databy Adam Tanner

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    How the hidden trade in our sensitive medical information became a multibillion-dollar business, but has done little to improve our health-care outcomes Hidden to consumers, patient medical data has become a multibillion-dollar worldwide trade industry between our health-care providers, drug companies, and a complex web of middlemen. This great... more...

  • A World with Robotsby Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira; João Silva Sequeira; Mohammad Osman Tokhi; Endre Kadar; Gurvinder Singh Virk

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.24

    This book contains the Proceedings of the International Conference on Robot Ethics, held in Lisbon on October 23 and 24, 2015. The conference provided a multidisciplinary forum for discussing central and evolving issues concerning safety and ethics that have arisen in various contexts where robotic technologies are being applied. The papers are intended... more...

  • Malpracticeby Lawrence Schlachter; John Bechtel

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 25.99

    In 1991, the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report, which revealed that as many as 98,000 patients were dying every year owing to avoidable medical error. More recent research indicates that estimate was, if anything, a drastic understatement of the patient-safety epidemic in the US health care system. In Malpractice , neurosurgeon and... more...

  • Clinical Research Involving Pregnant Womenby Françoise Baylis; Angela Ballantyne

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 148.74

    This book discusses ?how? to respectfully and responsibly include pregnant women in clinical research. In sharp contrast, the existing literature predominantly focuses on the reasons ?why? the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical research is necessary ? viz., to develop effective treatments for women during pregnancy, to promote fetal... more...

  • Under Observation: The Interplay Between eHealth and Surveillanceby Samantha Adams; Nadezhda Purtova; Ronald Leenes

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.24

    The essays in this book clarify the technical, legal, ethical, and social aspects of the interaction between eHealth technologies and surveillance practices. The book starts out by presenting a theoretical framework on eHealth and surveillance, followed by an introduction to the various ideas on eHealth and surveillance explored in the subsequent chapters.... more...

  • Assistierter Suizid: Der Stand der Wissenschaftby Gian Domenico Borasio; Ralf J. Jox; Jochen Taupitz; Urban Wiesing

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 35.71

    Das Buch dokumentiert die Beiträge des internationalen Symposiums ?Assistierter Suizid: Der Stand der Wissenschaft? vom 15. Juni 2015 in Berlin. Es bietet einen einmaligen Überblick über die aktuellen empirischen Untersuchungen zum Thema, die in der politischen Debatte teilweise schlicht ignoriert wurden und immer noch ignoriert werden. Es enthält... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethicsby Leslie Francis

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 149.99

    Intimate and medicalized, natural and technological, reproduction poses some of the most challenging ethical dilemmas of our time. This volume brings together scholars from multiple perspectives to address both traditional and novel questions about the rights and responsibilities of human reproducers, their caregivers, and the societies in which they... more...

  • Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyondby Barbara Prainsack; Alena Buyx

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00

    This book proposes ways to use the notion of solidarity fruitfully so as to inform policy and practice in biomedicine. more...

  • The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Careby Mark PhD MD Sullivan

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 48.99

    Proposals for patient-centered care for chronic illness have not understood or incorporated the capacity of patients to be active agents of health and health care. Patients can not only make treatment choices, but help define their clinical problem and its resolution. This book examines patient action as the principal path to health and an essential... more...

  • Medical Self-Regulationby Mark Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Self-regulation constitutes an important aspect of the regulatory and oversight process governing professionals. This book focuses directly on medical self-regulation in the context of both the wider regulatory framework and that of other regulatory models. Through a critical consideration of recent events, including high-profile and controversial... more...