Innovation in Medical Technology
Ethical Issues and Challenges
Supported by medical history and case studies and drawing on reports from dozens of experts, the authors address important practical, ethical, and policy issues. They consider topics such as the responsible introduction of new medical products and services, the importance of patient consent, the extent of the duty to mitigate harm, and the responsibility to facilitate access to new medical therapies.
This work's insights into the nature and consequences of medical innovation contribute to the national debate on how best to protect patients while fostering innovation and securing benefits.
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"This volume serves as an introduction to legal and ethical issues that emerge from medical technological innovation, and to the boundary issues between medical research and clinical practice. It includes policy suggestions for regulation in this gray zone of practice between clinical care and research, as well as a short history of human subjects research."—Choice
"The work provides both medical practitioners and academicians of various levels of experience with a helpful overview of the complicated dilemmas surrounding innovation in medicine."—Jacob William Shatzer, Ethics and Medicine
"Eaton and Kennedy's well-written book is an even-handed examination of the tensions that arise in medical innovation, between treating it as research and considering it an extension of medical practice. They go well beyond the usual framing of the question, 'To IRB or not to IRB?' They address how innovations have emerged historically and cast an eye to the future, using examples from off-label use of drugs, surgical innovation, assisted reproduction, and brain imaging."—Robert M. Cook-Deegan, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University
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