Museums Showing Live Surgeries

TitleMuseums Showing Live Surgeries
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDodds, R, Carr, E, Diaz-Sprague, R, Dillard, B, Jones, J, Matalski, M, Miller, R, Potthast, A, Russell, T
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThe State University Museum, who has one of the nation's premier exhibits of the history of medicine, has historically shown edited videos common surgeries in their exhibit. As these films quickly go out of date, the curator of the museum has suggested that they should instead show actual, in progress surgeries going on at the adjacent university hospital. One of the members of the Museum's board objects, as she believes that teenagers and others may watch these films for entertainment rather than for educational purposes.
NotesCase from 2006 Regional Ethics Bowls, 2006. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2006
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