The Ethics Of The Medical Ethics

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Robots are all around us. They are in our computers, homes and cars. They are so prevalent in our day to day activities that we hardly even know they are there. We are constantly trusting systems that are run by robots to accomplish everyday tasks for us. This shows that we are more accepting of robots and the tasks they can successfully do. Today’s technology and research regarding robots is nowhere near where it started when they were first created. We have made great leaps with our research that we were able to create robots that can perform tasks ranging from assembling cars to performing surgery on living patients. Medical robots provide many benefits and advantages to both patients and surgeons. At what point, however, is…show more content…
The Da Vinci robot was the first of any type or real medical robot. When the FDA approved the robot in 2000, surgeons knew it would change the face of medicine. The system was created to robotically assist in surgery. The surgeon would place their hands within the machine and then control the arms of the robot that would then perform the minimally invasive surgery where “your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body” (Bodner). Please see appendix 1 for a photo of the machine. People were more accepting of Da Vinci since it was just an extension of the surgeon and not actually performing the surgery on its own. With Da Vinci, a surgeon just can’t walk into the operating room and expect to use the machine. They must undergo hours of training and practicing in order to even think about using the machine to perform a surgery on a real patient. The machine requires the doctors to be in control at all times because the slightest wrong move could cause issues for the patient. With this being said when surgeries are performed with Da Vinci the results have been amazing. In a series of surgeries done by Da Vinci, “A total of 10 thymectomies, 16 fundoplication’s, 4 esophageal

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