Technological Transformation

Technological Transformation

Technology has enabled bionics and artificial intelligence, each of which can have important applications in health care. As we continue to substitute body parts with machinery, however, we might wonder, “What makes us human?” This drawing interrogates the relationship between humanity and embodiment, specifically in neck and facial musculature and brain structures. This image represents humankind’s union with technology. It shows the brain turning into a collection of integrated computer circuits and the neck muscles evolving into mechanization-ready cables, pumps, and wires. In artificial intelligence (AI), boundaries distinguishing life and technology are challenged. We wonder, “Is it possible for machines

How Should Clinicians Engage With Online Health Information?

How Should Clinicians Engage With Online Health Information?

From the ‘AMA Journal of Ethics – Illuminating the Art of Medicine’ Many adults, physicians, and medical students search the internet for health information. Open access has many benefits, but the variable quality of internet health information—ranging from evidence based to false—raises ethical concerns. Using Wikipedia as a case study, this article argues that everyone engaging with internet health information has ethical responsibilities. Those hosting and writing for health websites should ensure that information is evidence based, accurate, up to date, and readable and be transparent about conflicts of interest. Health care professionals, including medical students, have both ethical responsibilities

Does the Cochrane Collaboration have the last word in Evidence? – I guess.. NO

Does the Cochrane Collaboration have the last word in Evidence? – I guess.. NO

  The HPV vaccine controversy – The background of the story…. We have to know all sides of the story before deciding what to happened and is it the truth   Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche becomes member of the Cochrane Governing Board 2017 Message from the Governing Board – PG’s expulsion Statement from Cochrane’s Governing Board – Wednesday 26th September 2018 PG’s version as to why he was expelled BMJ SCIENCE – Evidence-based medicine group in turmoil after expulsion of co-founder The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry announces its full support for physician Peter Gøtzsche – link PLOS BlogSpot