About the book
This book on bioethics addresses the moral issues arising within the health care professions, and how practitioners can improve the morality of the health care system. The fundamental principles of patient autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice are applied to a wide range of ethical issues that arise in the practice of medicine, the conduct of medical research, and the design of health care systems both locally and globally. The effects of violations of bioethical principles upon health care workers are discussed along with treatment alternatives. As electronic medical records become more prevalent, the violations of patient privacy have increased and will continue to increase. The use of patient data without patient consent is currently being exploited for financial gain and research.
This book will also address how multiple rapidly advancing technologies have created a broad range of new issues relating to human health, dignity, and morality. Solutions for maintaining human morality in the face of advancing technology will be presented.