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Dying in the Twenty-First CenturyToward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Lydia M.D. Dugdale (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Most of us are generally ill-equipped for dying. Today, we neither see death nor prepare for it. But this has not always been the case. In the early fifteenth century, the Catholic Church published ... More

The Censor's HandThe Misregulation of Human-Subject Research

The Censor's Hand: The Misregulation of Human-Subject Research

Carl E. Schneider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028912
eISBN:
9780262328784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028912.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Medical and social progress depend on research with human subjects. When that research is done in institutions getting federal money, it is regulated by federally required and supervised ... More

Human Subjects Research RegulationPerspectives on the Future

Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

I. Glenn Cohen and Holly Fernandez Lynch (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027465
eISBN:
9780262320825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027465.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The current framework for the regulation of human subjects research emerged largely in reaction to the horrors of Nazi human experimentation, revealed at the Nuremburg trials, and the Tuskegee ... More

Rationing Is Not a Four-Letter WordSetting Limits on Healthcare

Rationing Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Setting Limits on Healthcare

Philip M. Rosoff

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027496
eISBN:
9780262320764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027496.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The healthcare system in the United States is the most expensive in the industrialized world, yet delivers very mediocre outcomes in such measures as equity, infant mortality, and longevity. In ... More

Truly Human EnhancementA Philosophical Defense of Limits

Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Nicholas Agar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The transformative potential of genetic and cybernetic technologies to enhance human capabilities is most often either rejected on moral and prudential grounds or hailed as the future salvation of ... More

Applied Ethics in Mental Health CareAn Interdisciplinary Reader

Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Dominic A. Sisti, Arthur L. Caplan, and Hila Rimon-Greenspan (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019682
eISBN:
9780262317245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019682.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This book discusses some of the most critical ethical issues in mental health care today, including the moral dimensions of addiction, patient autonomy and compulsory treatment, privacy and ... More

Research Misconduct Policy in BiomedicineBeyond the Bad-Apple Approach

Research Misconduct Policy in Biomedicine: Beyond the Bad-Apple Approach

Barbara K. Redman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019811
eISBN:
9780262317757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019811.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Federal regulations that govern research misconduct in biomedicine have not prevented ongoing high-profile cases of fabrication, falsification or plagiarizing (FFP) in scientific research. Current ... More

Synthetic Biology and MoralityArtificial Life and the Bounds of Nature

Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature

Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019392
eISBN:
9780262314961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Synthetic biology, which aims to design and build organisms that serve human needs, has potential applications that range from producing biofuels to programming human behavior. The emergence of this ... More

The Ethics of Animal ResearchExploring the Controversy

The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy

Jeremy R. Garrett (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017060
eISBN:
9780262301602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017060.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

An estimated 100 million nonhuman vertebrates worldwide—including primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, birds, rats, and mice—are bred, captured, or otherwise acquired every year for research ... More

The Global Biopolitics of the IUDHow Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Chikako Takeshita

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The intrauterine device (IUD) is used by 150 million women around the world. It is the second most prevalent method of female fertility control in the global South and the third most prevalent in the ... More

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