Neuroethics in Practice

Neuroethics in Practice

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Neuroethics is concerned with the wide array of ethical, legal and social issues that are raised in research and practice. The field has grown rapidly over the last five years, becoming an active interdisciplinary research area involving a much larger set of academic fields and professions, including law, developmental psychology, neuropsychiatry, and the military. Neuroethics and Practice helps to define and foster this emerging area at the intersection of neuroethics and clinical neuroscience, which includes neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and their pediatric subspecialties, as well as neurorehabiliation, clinical neuropsychology, clinical bioethics, and the myriad other clinical specialties (including nursing and geriatrics) in which practitioners grapple with issues of mind and brain. Chatterjee and Farah have brought together leading neuroethicists working in clinically relevant areas to contribute chapters on an intellectually fascinating and clinically important set of neuroethical topics, involving brain enhancements, brain imaging, competence and responsibility, severe brain damage, and consequences of new neurotechnologies. Although this book will be of direct interest to clinicians, as the first edited volume to provide an overall comprehensive perspective on neurethics across disciplines, it is also a unique and useful resource for a wide range of other scholars and students interested in ethics and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 165 x 238 x 26mm | 539.77g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195389786
  • 9780195389784

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This is appropriate for a wide range of audiences. Clinicians, especially neurologists and psychiatrists, will find that it illuminates ethical issues associated with topics in their field, and bioethicists writing on neuroethics will find that it provides insights into how neuroethics matters in the delivery of healthcare. The contributors, most of whom are practitioners and not primarily ethicists, explain basic medical, legal, and ethical concepts in the field, so it is not necessary to be well versed in neuroethics to appreciate this book... an excellent contribution to the growing body of literature on neuroethics. * Doody's Notes, May 2013 *show more

About Anjan Chatterjee

Anjan Chatterjee, M.D., is Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania Martha J. Farah, Ph.D., is Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, University of more

Table of contents

Contributors ; Preface: Neuroethics in Practice ; Anjan Chatterjee and Martha Farah ; Part I: BRAIN ENHANCEMENT ; 1. Enhancement of healthy adult brains ; Anjan Chatterjee ; 2. Brain enhancement and children ; Ilina Singh and Kelly Kelleher ; 3. Brain enhancement in the military ; Michael Russo, Melba C. Stetz, and Thomas A. Stetz ; 4. Marketing illness and enhancing brains ; Peter Conrad and Allen Horwitz ; 5. Brain training ; Breehan Kelley and Anjan Chatterjee ; Part II: COMPETENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY ; 6. Competence for driving, voting, financial independence ; Jason Karlawish ; 7. Competence for informed consent for research and treatment ; Scott Kim ; 8. Addiction and responsibility ; Steven Hyman ; Part III: BRAIN IMAGING ; 9. Medicolegal issues in neuroimaging ; Stacey Tovino ; 10. Incidental findings in neuroimaging studies ; John Detre and Tamara B. Bockow ; 11. Neuroimaging and clinical neuropsychiatry ; Martha Farah and Seth Gillihan ; Part IV: SEVERE BRAIN DAMAGE ; 12. Brain death ; Steven Laureys ; 13. Disorders of consciousness following severe brain damage ; Joseph Fins and Nikolas Schiff ; 14. Personhood and severe neurological impairment ; Martha Farah ; Part V: NEW TREATMENTS, NEW CHALLENGES ; 15. Functional neurosurgery and deep brain stimulation ; Mattis Synofzik ; 16. Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Future prospects and ethical concerns in treatment and research ; Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Lachlan Farrow, and Felipe Fregni ; 17. Implanted neural interfaces: Ethical concerns in treatment and research ; Leigh Hochberg and Thomas Cochrane ; 18. Biologic therapies for the brain ; Jonathan Kimmelmanshow more