Thomas F. Heston

Washington State University

Thomas F. Heston, MD, is a clinical associate professor at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University, Spokane, Washington, USA. After graduating from St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Dr. Heston went on to do his internship at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, then completed residencies in nuclear medicine and family medicine. He subsequently completed a fellowship in molecular imaging at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and served on the Hopkins faculty as an adjunct assistant professor. He has served as the chair of the Ethics Committee at Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane, Washington.

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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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