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Medical Technology: A Critical Perspective - Learning to Become Loving Resistance Fighters

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert L. Sanders Ed.D., Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Medical technology has embedded itself in our culture and has been a positive and powerful force in the improvement of life for millions of people. However, for every yin there is a yang, and with all things that are positive, there is also a negative component that must not be ignored. Most Americans are familiar with the benefits of technology, specifically medical technologies; the media reports on these benefits every day. However, it is not often that physicians have the opportunity to discuss what has been given up or lost as a result of using these same technologies. This commentary is about those unintended consequences resulting from our use of technology, in particular, physicians’ use of medical technologies.

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Sanders, R.L. (2005). Medical technology: A critical perspective - learning to become loving resistance fighters. Internet Journal of Medical Technology. (ISSN: 1559-4610) Published by Internet Scientific Publications. Available open access at: http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijmt/vol2n1/medical.xml
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
Technology, Medical, Diagnosis, Iatrogenic Disease, Diagnostic Errors, Ethical Theory