The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare Ethics is an influential collection of work by leading scholars on the fundamental and emerging themes which define healthcare ethics. This authoritative Handbook brings together experts with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, law, public policy and the health professions and reflects the increasing impact of globalization and the dynamic advances in the fields of bioscience and genetics, which keep ethics at the centre of debates about the future direction of healthcare. Combining international and interdisciplinary perspectives, the Handbook provides a cutting-edge account of debates in five key areas: Health Care Ethics in an Era of Globalization; Beginning and End of Life; Vulnerable Populations; Research Ethics and Technologies; Public Health and Human Rights

Chapter 5: Emerging Technologies: Challenges for Health Care and Environmental Ethics and Rights in an Era of Globalisation

Emerging Technologies: Challenges for Health Care and Environmental Ethics and Rights in an Era of Globalisation

Emerging technologies: Challenges for health care and environmental ethics and rights in an era of globalisation

Introduction

The intersections between international human rights, health care and environmental ethics on the one hand, and international trade law on the other, provide one of the great normative challenges for global health policy as we emerge from the era of corporate globalisation. This is particularly so as we attempt to use such norms to achieve not only just and equitable but sustainable habitats. An important case study in this context will be the how we use emerging technologies (for instance, nanotechnology) to rectify global problems such as anthropogenic climate change, the gap between global ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles