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NeuroethicsDefining the issues in theory, practice, and policy$
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Judy Illes

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567219

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.001.0001

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Clinicians, patients, and the brain

Clinicians, patients, and the brain

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(p.229) Chapter 16 Clinicians, patients, and the brain
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Neuroethics
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Robert Klitzman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.003.0016

This chapter focuses on where and how several key neuroethical issues converge and diverge in diagnosis and treatment. First, it examines the broad obstacles that exist to addressing neuroethical problems optimally in clinical settings. Secondly, it explores ways that these barriers manifest themselves specifically in diagnostic tests that use neuroimaging and neurogenomics, and other clinical scenarios that involve treatment interventions. It discusses several sets of predicaments that appear likely to emerge, although others will no doubt confront clinicians as neurotechnology continues to advance.

Keywords:   neuroethics, neuroscience, ethics, diagnosis, treatment

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