New book serial launched: Developments in Neuroethics and Bioethics

Newest addition to Elsevier’s Neuroscience Serials program, looking at the state-of-the-art in Neuroethics and Bioethics

Oxford, February 19, 2019

Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, has launched a new serial covering a diversity of disciplines within Neuroethics and Bioethics. Publishing one volume a year and overseen by Serial Editor Dr. Judy Illes, this landmark serial will provide the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors.

Endeavors to understand the mechanisms underlying pain raise significant ethical, legal and social issues. For the first time, this volume edited by Drs. Daniel Z. Buchman and Karen D. Davis bring together content experts in the fields of pain, pediatrics, neuroscience, brain imaging, bioethics, health humanities, and the law to provide insight into the timely topic of pain neuroethics.

“It is a landmark volume for the state-of-the-art and exploration of pain neuroethics,” said Dr. Illes. “It is a must read for those interested in both historical and key contemporary ethical issues in pain research, treatment, and management.”

This volume is aimed at interdisciplinary scholars in pain research, treatment, and management as well as clinicians, educators, and graduate students. The content includes representatives from a diversity of disciplines, which should be appealing to those interested in issues ranging from basic science to the humanities.

The first volume is available in print and electronic format; volumes following in 2019 and 2020 cover Mental Health as Public Health and Ethical Dimensions of Commercial and DIY Neurotechnologies.

Lookout for updates on our Neuroscience Serials Twitter feed: @ELSNeuroSerials

About the editors
Dr. Illes is Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia. She is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and mentor, and immediate past President of the International Neuroethics Society, which she co-founded. She is chair and fellow of international committees and societies. In 2017, Dr. Illes was appointed to the Order of Canada.

Dr. Buchman is a Bioethicist at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada where he focusses his practice on clinical, organizational, and research ethics. He is a clinician investigator in the Krembil Brain Institute, a member of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain, and an assistant professor with the Division of Clinical Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

Dr. Davis is a professor in the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, and Head of the Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour-Systems Neuroscience at the Krembil Brain Institute; University Health Network. She obtained her PhD in Physiology from the University of Toronto and did a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Davis is founding member of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain and currently sits on its Executive Committee.

About Elsevier
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