Ethical Dimensions of Bio-Nanotechnology: Present and Future Applications in Telemedicine

Ethical Dimensions of Bio-Nanotechnology: Present and Future Applications in Telemedicine

Nuno Sotero Alves da Silva (Lusíada University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Goncalo Jorge Morais da Costa (ISLA Leiria, Portugal)
Projected Release Date: April, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 321
ISBN13: 9781466618947|ISBN10: 1466618949|EISBN13: 9781466618954|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1894-7
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The concepts of human and therapy have been evolving and generating profound changes for enhancement, leading to a necessary debate surrounding its potential boundaries.

Ethical Dimensions of Bio-Nanotechnology: Present and Future Applications in Telemedicine will illustrate the concept of bionanotechnology as a research field, acknowledge how Western and Eastern philosophical systems infer bionanotechnology medical appliances, and describe its key ethical and social dilemmas. This work will benefit scholars, practitioners, and students that belong to the subsequent fields of research: biotechnology; nanotechnology; bionanotechnology; information technology; ethics; philosophy; theology; political science; sociology; and psychology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of Ethical Issues
  • Enhancement as Contrasting to Therapy
  • Medical Appliances
  • Medical Bionanotechnology
  • Methodologies for an Ethical and Social Assessment
  • Religious “Western” Systems
  • Social Dilemmas and Impacts of Bionanotechnology
  • Western and Eastern Philosophical Systems
  • Western and Eastern Religious Systems

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nuno Sotero Alves da Silva is working on a PhD in Computer Ethics and Education at De Montfort University, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, under the supervision of Professor Simon Rogerson and Professor Bernd Stahl. Plus, he holds a BEng in Computer Science and a Master in E-Business and IT. He is also a lecturer and IT Manager in Lusíada University of Lisbon, Portugal and a reviewer for the International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education. Current research areas are ethical and social issues in e-learning, bionanotecnhology or computer happiness, as his published work in journals (e.g. Information Systems Frontiers), chapters in books (e.g. Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine), and conferences (e.g. ETHICOMP 2011) demonstrates.
Gonçalo Jorge Morais da Costa is a PhD student in Knowledge Management and Ethics, through the doctoral programme of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, with supervision of Professor Mary Prior and Professor Simon Rogerson. He is also a member of ILID Research Group at Lusíada University of Lisbon, and lecturer in several universities as an inherent consequence of his academic background (Degree in Economics, Master in E-Business and IT, and MBA in Management) along with his professional background (Key Account Manager in Finance and ICT). Beyond the challenging PhD, his current research areas are all the major appliances regarding ICT and ethics, which is demonstrated throughout his published work in several journals and book chapters, as well as presented at several conferences.