Confidence OnyebuchiDepartment of BioengineeringFaculty of EngineeringINTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND INSTRUMENTATION (BIOE303)Lecture 2 (Biomedical Engineering Ethics)Cyprus International University
Definitions of EthicsProfessional Ethics And ObligationsBiomedical Engineering Ethical issuesSummary Outlines
Ethics The branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles or rules of conduct
Why we need ethics Constant changes in society require that we adjust our rules of conduct. ‰Social pressures for individual rights require that we find an optimal balance between individual and collective rights. The progress of science and medicine and the new technologies.
Biomedical Engineering EthicsThe rapidly growing complexity of technology in both engineering and medical biology suggest that ethical considerations are crucial to decision making and therefore to all areas of professional endeavor in biomedical engineering.Developing a code of ethics for biomedical engineering profession is the first step in clarifying their professional obligations. It also help them in establishing and maintaining their professional autonomy. However, a code will have little practical influence unless ways can be found to bring the principles summarized in the code to the everyday decision making of BME professionals
Biomedical Engineering Ethics (Cont.)Biomedical engineer is a learned profession that combines expertise and responsibilities in engineering, science, technology and medicine. Since public health and welfare are paramount