Patient Rights: Ethical Perspectives, Emerging Developments and Global Challenges

Jenna Pope (Editor)

Series: Ethical Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED050000


Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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In the past 50 years, ethical concerns concerning human experimentation have arisen with the advancement of new medical research and technology. While the benefits of human experimentation are well known in the fields of biology, psychology, sociology, and medicine, the conditions of human subject research have been persistently controversial. This book discusses ethical perspectives, emerging developments and global challenged of patient rights. Topics include effective medical informed consent; rights to health and dental care; the ethics of HIV screening targeted to the seriously mentally ill; and problems in ethics for medical publication. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Distinctive Features of Public Health Ethics in the Domain of Expanded Genetic Screening and Population Biobanking
Stephen M. Modell, Toby Citrin, Jodyn E. Platt and Sharon L. R. Kardia (Department of Health Management and Policy, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

Chapter 2. An Ethical Framework for the Routine Randomization of Medical Therapies
Ahmed Elsayyad (Public Health Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA)

Chapter 3. Effective Medical Informed Consent: A Challenge to Bioethicists
David Trafimow, Jordan H. Trafimow, and A. Jonathan Trafimow (New Mexico State University, NM, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Informed Consent and other Ethical and Regulatory Considerations in Emergency Research
Daniel P. Nussbaum (Paul J. Speicher, Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina, USA)

Chapter 5. Right to Health and Dental Care
Francesca Zangari (Dental Service - Local Health Service of Romagna, Italy)

Chapter 6. The Ethics of HIV Screening Targeted to the Seriously Mentally Ill
Mary V. Seeman (Department of Psychiatry; University of Toronto, Canada)

Chapter 7. Truth-Telling, Best Interests, and Autonomy
Kam-Yuen Cheng (Centennial College, Pokfulam, Hong Kong)

Chapter 8. Problem in Ethics for Medical Publications: Brief Review and Cases from Thailand
Somsri Wiwanitkit and Viroj Wiwanitkit (Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand, and others)

Chapter 9. Patients’ Rights in India: Do they Assure Empowerment?
Ravindra B. Ghooi and Shailesh R. Deshpande (Diector, Scientia Clinical Services, Pune, India, and others)


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