THE ROBOT WILL SEE YOU NOW: CAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BE PROFESSIONAL?

TitleTHE ROBOT WILL SEE YOU NOW: CAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY BE PROFESSIONAL?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsJr, WPCheshir
JournalEthics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics
Volume32
Issue3
Pagination135-141
Date PublishedFall2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0266688X
KeywordsMedical , PROFESSIONALISM , research , ROBOTICS
AbstractAs innovative technology replaces more and more of what physicians do, the question arises whether there is any limit to the potential medical capabilities of technology at the bedside. Drug-dispensing kiosks, robotic surgery, computerized sedation devices, and other novel medical technologies bring practical advantages while also raising philosophical questions about the nature of the relationship between the patient and technology that serves as a proxy for the healthcare professional. Moreover, the shift in language from "professional" to "provider" accommodates a detrimental attitude that regards technical performance and human care to be interchangeable. This paper unpacks the meaning of professionalism from the perspective articulated by the Christian Medical & Dental Associations and examines its technical, ethical, and spiritual aspects vis-à-vis surrogate technology. A close examination of the meaning of professionalism finds that there are aspects of medical practice that are irreducibly human. 
NotesCHESHIRE JR., WILLIAM P. 1; Affiliation: 1: Professor of Neurology and Chair of the Medical Ethics Committee, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida; Source Info: Fall2016, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p135; Subject Term: Medical technology -- Research; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: Medical care -- Research; Subject Term: Medical ethics; Subject Term: Robotics in medicine; Subject Term: Professionalism; Number of Pages: 7p; Document Type: Article
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