Ethics in Biomedical Engineering
Since the emergence of biomedical engineering as a distinct branch of study in the field of engineering, there has been the question of whether ethics is an important component of this unique discipline. Opinion is plenty and varied…………..
I share this view because of various reasons. To begin with, it must not be forgotten that biomedical engineering education is tailored to apply the underlying principles of engineering in the realms of both……….
Medical engineering is particularly interested with the improvement of diagnosis and monitoring of ailments so as to improve healthcare delivery to a greater number of individuals. It is no secret that for healthcare delivery to be improved, proper diagnosis of diseases is absolutely necessary. Therefore………..
Much of the work to be undertaken in biomedical engineering involves research into better and more advanced ways of detecting, diagnosing, monitoring and treating diseases (Brown and Dickson 238)…………..
It must not elude students and enthusiasts of biomedical engineering that some of the subjects that are studied and research in this field involve a high degree of controversy. Subjects like stem cell research remain highly controversial. While handling such delicate matters, a sound understanding of ethics……………