2005 (English)In: Journal of Medical Ethics, ISSN 0306-6800, E-ISSN 1473-4257, Vol. 31, no 9, 519-525 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Implant ethics is defined here as the study of ethical aspects of the lasting introduction of technological devices into the human body. Whereas technological implants relieve us of some of the ethical problems connected with transplantation, other difficulties arise that are in need of careful analysis. A systematic approach to implant ethics is proposed. The major specific problems are identified as those concerning end of life issues (turning off devices), enhancement of human capabilities beyond normal levels, mental changes and personal identity, and cultural effects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 31, no 9, 519-525 p.
total artificial-heart, cochlear implantation, enhancement distinction, genetic enhancement, personal identity, young-children, brain chips, deaf, transplants, perspective
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-15001DOI: 10.1136/jme.2004.009803ISI: 000231547100005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-24944488931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-15001DiVA: diva2:333042
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-05Bibliographically approved