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Health, Technology and Society

Emerging Technologies for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

Innovating with Care

Editors: Boenink, Marianne, van Lente, Harro, Moors, Ellen (Eds.)

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This book explores international biomedical research and development on the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. It offers timely, multidisciplinary reflections on the social and ethical issues raised by promises of early diagnostics and asks under which conditions emerging diagnostic technologies can be considered a responsible innovation. 
The initial chapters in this edited volume provide an overview and a critical discussion of recent developments in biomedical research on Alzheimer's disease. Subsequent contributions explore the values at stake in current practices of dealing with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, both within and outside the biomedical domain. Novel diagnostic technologies for Alzheimer's disease emerge in a complex and shifting field, full of controversies. Innovating with care requires a precise mapping of how concepts, values and responsibilities are filled in through the confrontation of practices. In doing so, the volume offers a practice-based approach of responsible innovation that is also applicable to other fields of innovation. 

About the authors

Marianne Boenink is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, The Netherlands. Her research focuses on the philosophical and ethical issues posed by emerging biomedical technologies. She has published on the ethics of predictive testing, concepts of disease in molecular medicine, and methods for ethics of emerging technologies. 
Harro van Lente is Full Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He was trained in physics and philosophy and he studies the dynamics of emerging technologies. He has published widely on the sociology of expectations, technology assessment, foresight, sustainability and the politics of knowledge production. 
Ellen Moors is Full Professor of Sustainable Innovation at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Her research focuses on technology dynamics and governance of life sciences innovations, the role of users and institutions in emerging technologies, and sustainable or responsible health innovation business models.

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“This seamless set of engaging and thoughtful essays examines how and why we’ve arrived at a multi-national and multi-million dollar effort to remake Alzheimer’s disease using biomarkers, events that are part of a larger story of biomedicine’s effort to become a “precision medicine” that will categorize, explain and take care of not only the problem of older adults with cognitive impairments but the chronic diseases of aging. Readers will discover how Alzheimer’s disease, a disease we say is so common and costly, remains so elusive to measurement, coherent public policy and dignified care.” (Jason Karlawish, Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

“This remarkable volume about technological innovation in the Alzheimer world should be read by all involved physicians, researchers, patients and their families, and the public at large. In fourteen even-handed, thought-provoking chapters that create a sum greater than their parts, the perceived consequences of a shift to an early diagnosis of AD through biomarker detection are discussed in depth. Readers learn that AD is a poorly delineated phenomenon -- a multi-form syndrome in which disjunctions between assumed pathology and clinical manifestations are common. Nevertheless, “responsible innovation” can be achieved.” (Margaret Lock PhD, The Alzheimer’s Conundrum, Princeton University Press)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Emerging Technologies for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease: Innovating with Care

    Boenink, Marianne (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

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  • The Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s: Are We Being (Ir)responsible?

    Whitehouse, Peter J.

    Pages 21-39

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  • On Short Cuts: The Complexity of Studying the Early Diagnosis and Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Leibing, Annette

    Pages 41-61

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  • Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease: Searching for the Missing Link Between Biology and Clinic

    Boenink, Marianne

    Pages 63-82

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  • Care and Responsibility in Building Futures for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

    Milne, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 83-99

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54097-3
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Hardcover 117,69 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54096-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging Technologies for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease
Book Subtitle
Innovating with Care
Editors
  • Marianne Boenink
  • Harro van Lente
  • Ellen Moors
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54097-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54097-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54096-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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