Ethics for Biomedical Engineers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461469139
  • ISBN-13: 9781461469131
  • DDC: 174.29028
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 121 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Over the last few decades, there are increasing public awareness of adverse events involving engineering failures that not only led to monetary losses but also more importantly, human injuries and deaths. Whilst it is vital for an engineering professional or student to acquire the necessary technical knowledge and skills in their respective field, they must also understand the ethical essences that are relevant to their profession. Engineering professionals like biomedical engineers, need to appreciate the fundamentals of best practices and recognise how any derivation from such practices can have undesirable impacts on human lives. Through this book, it is hoped that readers would draw the relevance between the study of ethics and biomedical engineering. The book would be a useful source and reference for college-level and university-level students. Moreover, the contents are written so as to also provide valuable insights even for existing biomedical engineers and those enrolled in continual engineering education programs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Ethical Practices and Engineering.
2: Ethics and Biomedical Engineering Practice and Research: Origins of Principles and Consent.
3: Ethical Considerations in Clinical Engineering.
4: Ethics of Biomaterials for Implants.
5: Ethics and Data Mining in Biomedical Engineering.
6: Whistle-Blowing: An Option or an Obligation?.