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As new breakthroughs proliferate in medicine and technology, traditional philosophical questions about what it means to be human, to live a good life and to promote justice become focused practical dilemmas demanding unique and bold approaches. Urgent questions arise for policy makers about how to address and regulate new breakthroughs in an ethical and just manner for the benefit of humanity. These dilemmas fuel the expanding role of bioethics in contemporary life. By nature a multidisciplinary field, bioethics draws wisdom and direction from the humanities, social sciences and the law to provide both empirical data and theoretical analyses in order to elucidate medical and scientific problems and provide novel solutions.
The series Advances in Bioethics is dedicated to providing students, scholars, and informed readers from a wide range of professional areas, the latest ideas and insights at the cutting edge of bioethical research.
The editors brings together top scholars in the field of bioethics to provide either a single manuscript or to organize a volume of new papers on a single topic.
Dr. Wayne Shelton has authored or co-authored a number of papers in leading journals, and edited three books on a range of topics, including medical futility, organ transplantation and the physician-patient relationship. He was the Principal Investigator of a three-year research study in the Surgical ICU at Albany Medical Center, which focused how to improve communication with stressed families at risk for conflict.
He is Professor of Medicine at Albany Medical College and also Adjunct Professor at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center, Program in Medical Ethics, NYS Department of Health.
Dr. Shelton received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in philosophy and medical ethics. After teaching ethics and political philosophy at the university level, he completed an MSW with a concentration in health administration and policy, and a fellowship in clinical medical ethics in the Maclean Center For Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago. He has been at the Albany College since 1994.
Dr. Lisa Campo-Engelstein earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University in philosophy with a focus on bioethics, feminist theory, and social/political philosophy. She completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with appointments with the Oncofertility Consortium, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics, Science & Society, OBGYN Department, and the Program of Global Health. She served as the Principal Investigator for a National Institutes of Health grant examining the social, legal, and ethical ramifications of fertility preservation technologies.
She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute and her research areas are in reproductive ethics, including contraception, oncofertility, fertility preservation technologies, embryo and parthenote research, and international bioethics.
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA
Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA
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