Bioethics in Action
Speaking from and to the growing movement among academics to become involved with 'socially-engaged' work, this volume presents first-person case studies of attempts to fix serious ethical problems in medical practice and research. It highlights the critical difference between the pundit approach to bioethics and the interventional approach - the talkers and the doers - and points to how abused and damaged the doers often end up. Chapters cover a diverse set of topics, including the troubling influence of for-profit businesses on public health policy, the politics of exposing histories of unjust medical research, the challenges of patient rights' work in sexuality and reproduction, collaborations between NGOs and academics, methods for changing entrenched yet harmful medical practices, engaging public policy through educating governmental leaders, and whistleblowing. The trending interest in the interplay of academia and advocacy and the growing importance of 'socially-engaged' work by academics make this a timely and much-needed resource.
A much-needed resource for those working and teaching bioethics, health law, research integrity, research ethics, public policy, medical technology and pharmaceutical development, governmental affairs, the history and philosophy of science and medicine, journalism, media studies, and non-profit administration and advocacy.
Explores the relationships between: scholarship and advocacy; medical ethics and health law; medical care and medical research; public and private sectors; journalism and scholarship; and governmental and non-governmental actors.
Provides practical approaches and warnings about intervening in thorny ethical issues.
- 2018 Cambridge University Press
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