Ethics for Bioengineering Scientists
Treating Data as Clients
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This book introduces bioengineers and students who must generate and/or report scientific data to the ethical challenges they will face in preserving the integrity of their data. It provides the perspective of reaching ethical decisions via pathways that treat data as clients to whom they owe a responsibility that is an existential component of their professional identity. This book introduces bioengineers who must generate and/or report scientific data, to the ethical challenges they will face in preserving the integrity of those data. It provides the perspective of reaching ethical decisions via pathways that treat data as clients to whom they owe a responsibility that is an existential component of their professional identity. The initial chapters lay a biological and philosophical foundation for ethics as a human activity. The middle chapters explore ethical problems in relevant professions. Middle chapters have two parts, a main body that deals with micro-ethics, individual behavior, and an adjunct that deals mainly with macro-ethics, policy. The adjunct consists of essay problems, and subjects for debates. It can also be used for individual study using links in the enrichment sections to access group experiences. The final chapters connect bioengineering science ethics with society via medical product development and its regulation by the FDA. The book was developed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in bioengineering. It also contains much needed material that researchers and academics would find valuable (e.g., FDA material, and lab animal research justification).
Table of Contents
1. Bioengineering and ethics: Objective data vs. subjective reason. 2. Does ethical behavior have a biological foundation? 3. Moral analysis: Philosophical foundations of ethical action. 4. Moral analysis: Deriving a moral decision. 5. Separating professional from lay ethics. 6. Engineering ethics. 7. Medical ethics. 8. Bioengineering scientist ethics. 9. Ethics of research with non-human animals. 10. Health professionals and historic human research ethics. 11. Health professionals and modern human research ethics. 12. Medical product development and the FDA. 13. Ethics of medical product failure and the courts. Appendix A: Suggested Debate format. Appendix B: Informed Consent. Appendix C: Advanced Care Directive. Appendix D: UCLA Policy 993. Appendix E: Significant events in the history of human experimentation. Appendix F: Examples for Safe Medical Devices Act report incidents.
Howard Winet PhD is an Adjunct Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering at University of California, Los Angeles.