Table of contents
Theoretical Foundations of Machine Medical Ethics
Contemporary Challenges in Machine Medical Ethics: Justice, Rights and the Law
Contemporary Challenges in Machine Medical Ethics: Decision-Making, Responsibility and Care
Contemporary Challenges in Machine Medical Ethics: Medical Machine Technologies and Models
About this book
The essays in this book, written by researchers from both humanities and sciences, describe various theoretical and experimental approaches to adding medical ethics to a machine in medical settings.
Medical machines are in close proximity with human beings, and getting closer: with patients who are in vulnerable states of health, who have disabilities of various kinds, with the very young or very old, and with medical professionals. In such contexts, machines are undertaking important medical tasks that require emotional sensitivity, knowledge of medical codes, human dignity, and privacy. As machine technology advances, ethical concerns become more urgent: should medical machines be programmed to follow a code of medical ethics? What theory or theories should constrain medical machine conduct? What design features are required? Should machines share responsibility with humans for the ethical consequences of medical actions? How ought clinical relationships involving machines to be modeled? Is a capacity for empathy and emotion detection necessary? What about consciousness?
This collection is the first book to address these 21st-century concerns.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08108-3
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
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- Print ISBN 978-3-319-08107-6
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-08108-3
- Series Print ISSN 2213-8986
- Series Online ISSN 2213-8994
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