Health Care Ethics
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Henk ten Have
Enhancements, Emerging Technology, Organizational Ethics
This work defends enhancements that aim at promoting adaptability and formulates a framework for how healthcare organizations can cope with these sorts of enhancements. It begins by defending explicit approaches to defining enhancements and sketches a tripartite conception of enhancements dependent on well-being, social, and perception approaches. After assessing several major arguments for and against enhancement, it defends an adaptability justification for enhancements. In light of this justification, the remaining sections explore the adaptability argument’s implications for healthcare, justify an organizational approach for dealing with these implications, and finally formulate an organizational ethics framework for coping with the adaptability argument’s implications.
Edwards, G. (2017). The Challenge of Enhancement & Adaptability in Healthcare: An Ethical Framework for Organizations (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/197
Section of chapter 3 were previously published as “Enhancement,” Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, Springer, 2015.