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Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering

Machine Medical Ethics

Editors: van Rysewyk, Simon Peter, Pontier, Matthijs (Eds.)

  • First research book exclusively dedicated to machine medical ethics
  • Interdisciplinary and cutting-edge focus
  • High societal relevance
  • Subject is increasingly receiving media attention
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About this book

The essays in this book, written by researchers from both humanities and science, describe various theoretical and experimental approaches to adding medical ethics to a machine, what design features are necessary in order to achieve this, philosophical and practical questions concerning justice, rights, decision-making and responsibility in medical contexts, and accurately modeling essential physician-machine-patient relationships.

In medical settings, machines are in close proximity with human beings: 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. Machines in these contexts 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 that addresses these 21st-century concerns.

About the authors

Simon van Rysewyk is a University Associate in the Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Tasmania. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tasmania in 2013, and from 2013 to 2014 he was a Taiwan National Science Council Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Brain and Consciousness Research Center and Graduate Institute of Medical Humanities, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. His interests are pain, phenomenology, experiential research methods, and medical ethics. His homepage is here, and he can be contacted at simon.vanrysewyk@utas.edu.au.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • An Overview of Machine Medical Ethics

    Kochetkova, Tatjana

    Pages 3-15

  • Surgical, Therapeutic, Nursing and Sex Robots in Machine and Information Ethics

    Bendel, Oliver

    Pages 17-32

  • Good Healthcare Is in the “How”: The Quality of Care, the Role of Machines, and the Need for New Skills

    Coeckelbergh, Mark

    Pages 33-47

  • Implementation Fundamentals for Ethical Medical Agents

    Waser, Mark R.

    Pages 49-65

  • Towards a Principle-Based Healthcare Agent

    Anderson, Susan Leigh (et al.)

    Pages 67-77

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Hardcover $179.00
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Softcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Machine Medical Ethics
Editors
  • Simon Peter van Rysewyk
  • Matthijs Pontier
Series Title
Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
Series Volume
74
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08108-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08108-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08107-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34997-8
Series ISSN
2213-8986
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 369
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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