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Title Ethics of innovation in neurosurgery / Marike L.D. Broekman, editor
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 167 pages) : illustrations
Contents Innovation in neurosurgery: key ethical challenges -- Payment for and right to innovation in neurosurgery -- Evaluation of innovations in neurosurgery -- Innovation in neurosurgery: required culture and team collaboration
Summary This book covers all ethical aspects of introducing novel implants and procedures in neurosurgery in a structured way, addressing the current knowledge gap concerning ethical innovations in neurosurgery. Initially it explores the difficulties involved in defining when a procedure should be considered innovation, research, or care. To this end, it presents not only an overview of current literature, but also data from a recent survey among neurosurgeons in Europe. The book subsequently discusses the ethical issues related to innovation. These include: informed consent (what should a surgeon tell the patient and how should he/she do so), oversight (can any surgeon simply implant a novel spinal device?), the learning curve (when should a surgeon be allowed to perform a novel procedure?), vulnerable patients (how to innovate in the pediatric population or in an emergency setting), and conflicts of interest, as well as the ethics of paying for innovative treatments. In turn, the closing chapters focus on the evaluation of neurosurgical research and innovation. Are cultural changes necessary and how could innovation benefit from (international) collaborations? Given the range of topics addressed, the book offers neurosurgeons, residents, scientists, companies and hospital administrations a valuable guide to introducing novel implants and techniques in neurosurgery
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 28, 2019)
Subject Nervous system -- Surgery -- Technological innovations -- Moral and ethical aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Broekman, Marike L. D., editor
ISBN 3030055027