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Bioethics in Medicine and Society

Edited by Thomas F. Heston

Washington State University


Sujoy Ray

IQ City Medical College Hospital, India

Bioethics is the application of ethics to the broad field of medicine, including the ethics of patient care, research, and public health. In this book, prominent authors from around the globe discuss the complexities of bioethics as they apply to our current world. Topics range from the philosophical bioethics of the evolution of thinking about marriage from a religious standpoint to the bioethics of radiation protection to value-based medicine and cancer screening for breast cancer. Bioethics in Medicine and Society is wide-ranging, with additional chapters on the ethics of geoengineering, complementary and alternative medicine, and end-of-life ethical dilemmas. Readers with find that the field of bioethics has broad implications throughout society from our most intimate interpersonal relationships to policies being implemented on a global scale.

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Bioethics in Medicine and SocietyEdited by Thomas F. Heston

Published: May 19th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87361

ISBN: 978-1-83881-178-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-83881-177-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-179-2

Copyright year: 2021

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7920 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. The Quality of Life in the Light of Immanence and Its Sacrality in the Light of Transcendence

By Ungureanu Mihail Adeodatus and Vasile Astărăstoae


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2. The Results Are Positive for Both Sides in the Great Majority of Cases When Organ Donor Families and Their Recipients Decide to Communicate with Each Other, US Experience in Tens of Thousands of Cases Shows

By Reg Green


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3. End-of-Life Ethical Dilemmas

By J. Filipe Monteiro


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4. The Psychological Impact on Families of Departed Patients with Infectious Diseases

By Doina-Carmen Manciuc, Georgiana Alexandra Lacatusu, Cristina Vasilescu and Maria Alexandra Largu


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5. Innovation and Research in Cardiac Surgery: Bioethical Aspects

By Andrea Montalto and Francesco Musumeci


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6. Ethical Concerns Regarding Breast Cancer Screening

By Rodrigo Goncalves, Maria Carolina Formigoni, José Maria Soares, Edmund Chada Baracat and José Roberto Filassi


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7. Ethical Evaluation of Clinical Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

By Omur Sayligil


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8. Evaluation of the Research Protocol by Ethical Committee

By Paulo Santos, Pedro Teixeira, Helena Beça and Alberto Hespanhol


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9. Ethics in Laboratory Medicine: An Overview of Considerations for Ethical Issues

By Neerja Aggarwal, Pawan Kumar Kare and Sudip Kumar Datta


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10. Biomedical Ethics and Communicative Maxims: Case Studies in Outpatient Health

By Jonathan Comyn de Rothewelle


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11. Parkinsonism and Potential of Mucuna Beans

By Suresh S. Suryawanshi, Prajakta P. Kamble, Vishwas A. Bapat and Jyoti P. Jadhav


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12. Ethical Values in Radiation Protection

By Hiromichi Fumoto


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13. Medical Act and Negligence: Ethical Concerns

By Julio Cesar Ballesteros Del Olmo


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14. Value-Based Healthcare

By Patrick Rech Ramos


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15. Bioethical Implications and Major Infrastructure Works

By José Marcos da Silva


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16. Climate Change: A Forced Choice Ethical Paradigm

By Daniel Londyn Menkes


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17. The Ethical Desirability of Geoengineering: Challenges to Justice

By Augustine Pamplany


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18. Ethical Considerations for Global Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Assistance Programs

By William M. Novick


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19. Internet of Things and Distributed Denial of Service as Risk Factors in Information Security

By Jairo Eduardo Márquez Díaz


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20. Evolution of Catholic Marriage Morality in the Twentieth Century from a Baby-Making Contract to a Love-Making Covenant - Part I: Era of John Paul II

By Edward Collins Vacek S.J.


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21. Medical Ethics

By Dabota Yvonne Buowari and Kehinde Kazeem Kanmodi


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22. The New Challenges for Medical Ethics

By Liliana Lorettu, Jocelyn Aubut and Rosagemma Ciliberti


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23. Plato in Contemporary Medical Ethics: Holism and Care

By Tudor-Ștefan Rotaru


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24. Evolution of Catholic Marriage Morality in the Twentieth Century from a Baby-Making Contract to a Love-Making Covenant - Part II: Code of Cannon Law to Vatican II

By Edward Collins Vacek S.J.


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