AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2007, Volume 9, Number 02

Ethics Poll

Medical Technology: More or Less?

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Many commercial screening centers around the country offer full body scans to the public. This sort of imaging should be available:
Deaf children should have access to cochlear implants even if their parents prefer that they not receive the implants.
Use of medical devices (e.g., automatic blood pressure cuff, imaging) in clinical practice distances doctors from their patients.
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.