Medical Technology And Ethical Issues Essay

834 Words Nov 15th, 2016 4 Pages
About 6 years ago My mother had to urgently rush my Father to the hospital due to chest pains, nose bleeds, and shortness of breath. My mom was extremely frantic while my dad was moaning in agony. They ended up in the hospital that night for 6 hours, doctors and nurses coming in and out of the room pricking and prodding at my dad and still not relying them any answers. After all the anticipation finally, a young bouncy nurse came in with a bed ready to cart my father away, and said to him “Alright! hop on sir, we are going to take you up to the 6th floor”. My Grandfather on my dad’s side of the family died of cancer two years previously to this incident and whenever my dad would visit him, he would ride the elevator up to the 6th floor because that’s where the cancer patients were treated. So when the nurse mentioned the 6th floor, my mother broke down into a hysterical mess. In the article “Medical Technology and Ethical Issues” by William E. Thompson and Joseph V. Hickey, they explain the pros and the cons of this new technology tool used in medical rooms. This device is known as RIP, and is a great advancement into today’s technological future for the medical field.
In the article the authors include two diverse views on the computer program, the side that is supporting RIP and the critics of the new technology. The supporters of RIP abstain several points of why this provides beneficial care to the patients being treated, and allows doctors to make sensible choices about…

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