About this book
Core Ethics for Health Professionals introduces, simplifies, and overviews the confusing world of professional ethics. It is a concise student- and instructor-friendly textbook with coverage of historical developments, basic concepts, scandals, regulations, attacks on researchers, compliance training, dilemmas, emerging issues, codes of conduct, and survival strategies for researchers and practitioners. The format and content are designed to meet the NIH and NSF “Responsible Conduct of Research” training requirements and to give students the background for their future ethical development as they enter and pursue their specialties as health-care providers or biomedical researchers. It provides preparation for facing emerging difficult issues such as: genetic engineering, in-vitro fertilization, artificially intelligent systems, robotics, virtual reality, and automated data management. To face the challenges that lie ahead, students will need solid personal virtue,new analytical skills, and a logical career game-plan. Importantly, the biomedical ethics peer-reviewed literature as well as key reports are introduced in this textbook. Following these sources of evolving information is needed if one is to have a successful career.