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Military and Humanitarian Health Ethics

Ethics of Medical Innovation, Experimentation, and Enhancement in Military and Humanitarian Contexts

Editors: Messelken, Daniel, Winkler, David (Eds.)

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  • Combines experiences from military and humanitarian operations and academic research
  • Provides new perspectives on the pressing ethical issues of medical enhancement and medical research in military and humanitarian contexts
  • Contains perspectives from both practitioners and academics in the field of military medical ethics
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This book discusses ethical questions surrounding research and innovation in military and humanitarian contexts. It focuses on human enhancement in the military. Recently, the availability of medical enhancement designed to make soldiers more capable of surviving during conflict, as well as enabling them to defeat their enemies, has emerged. Innovation and medical research in military and humanitarian contexts may thus yield positive effects, but simultaneously leads to a number of highly problematic ethical issues.  

The work contains contributions on medical ethics that take into account the specific roles and obligations of military and humanitarian health care providers and the ethical problems they encounter. They cover different aspects of research and innovation such as vaccine development, medical enhancement, compassionate and experimental drug use, research and application of new technologies such as wearables, “Humanitarian innovation” to cope with scarce resources, Biometrics, big data, etc.The book is of interest and importance to researchers and policy makers  involved with human enhancement, medical research, and innovation in military and humanitarian missions.



About the authors

Daniel Messelken is a research associate at the Center for Ethics at Zurich University and leader of the Zurich Center for Military Medical Ethics (www.cmme.uzh.ch). He also serves as Head Ethics Teacher for the Center of Reference for Education on IHL and Ethics of the International Committee of Military Medicine and is member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Military Ethics in Europe (EuroISME). Dr. Messelken studied Philosophy and Political Science in Leipzig and Paris (1998-2004) and received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Leipzig in 2010. Besides Military Medical Ethics, his main research fields include Just War Theory, the Morality of Violence, Military Ethics, and Applied Ethics more generally.

 

David T. Winkler is director of the Center of Reference for Education on International Humanitarian Law and Ethics of the International Committee of Military Medicine (www.cimm-icmm.com). He is a medical doctor specializing in neurology and holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology. Lieutenant Colonel Winkler is a staff officer in the Swiss Armed Forces Medical Services Directorate. He conducts clinical and academic work at the University Hospital Basel, and the Cantonal Hospital Baselland, Switzerland.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Ethics of Medical Innovation, Experimentation, and Enhancement in Military and Humanitarian Contexts. Introduction to the Volume

    Pages 1-23

    Messelken, Daniel (et al.)

  • Innovation or Experimentation? Experiences from a Military Surgeon

    Pages 27-36

    Taylor, Jackson B.

  • The Impact of the Duty to Obey Orders in Relation to Medical Care in the Military

    Pages 37-52

    Coleman, Nikki

  • Medical Prophylaxis in the Military: A Case for Limited Compulsion

    Pages 53-67

    Eisenstein, Neil (et al.)

  • From the Lab Bench to the Battlefield: Novel Vaccine Technologies and Informed Consent

    Pages 69-85

    Eagan, Paul (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics of Medical Innovation, Experimentation, and Enhancement in Military and Humanitarian Contexts
Editors
  • Daniel Messelken
  • David Winkler
Series Title
Military and Humanitarian Health Ethics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36319-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36319-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36318-5
Series ISSN
2524-5465
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 268
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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