Reframing an ongoing project on surgical innovation as an example of field philosophy has provided a valuable resource for our team to better understand the nature of our research and to grapple with the challenges it raises. The chapter outlines our interdisciplinary project, which involved a large team of academic philosophers, lawyers, and surgeons, as well as healthcare workers based in Australia and New Zealand. The securing of a significant Australian Research Council linkage with industry grant helped cement the empirical orientation of the project by writing in relationship with stakeholders and embedding a philosopher within an industry-based partner organization. The research was motivated by practical problems around defining surgical innovation and the ethical issues raised by its practice.
|Title of host publication||A guide to field philosophy|
|Editors||Evelyn Brister, Robert Frodeman|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group|
|ISBN (Print)||9780815347576, 9780815347552|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|