The Ethics Of Biomedical Interventions

In the same way that I would argue that biomedicine does not operate in a bubble, I would argue that patients or an individual patient are not operating in a bubble, but rather under the ‘cover’ of society. I would argue that just about everyone would view the innovation of holographic images in a positive light. We want to be treated when we go to hospitals and not be affected by hospital-acquired infections . Holographic imaging is the response to this as medical personnel can input necessary data without touching physical devices such as keyboards, mouse, pens, etc. By not actually touching anything, the possibility of infection is greatly reduced. However, not all innovations are this simple and evidently beneficial for all without creating uneasiness amongst different stakeholders in society. Let’s take for examples, In vitro fertilization (IVF) and anti-aging mechanisms (AM).
IVF is the joining of a woman 's egg and a man 's sperm in a laboratory dish. It is usually a five (5) step process. The steps are; stimulation, egg retrieval, insemination and fertilization, embryo culture, and embryo
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From the innovations come numerous issues that cannot be answered by biomedical innovations and ought not to be answered by the innovators. It is the job of the innovators to innovate; they are on a quest for knowledge. To have the breakthroughs that they need and we desire, innovators need to have the full freedom for their minds to flourish. They cannot be boggled down with the ethical issues. However, this does not mean that the ethical issues are not important, and in fact, I do argue that they need to be addressed. However, this becomes the role of other stakeholders in society. Some innovations are more straightforward than others as we have seen and will continue to see. Stanford Medical Development Center (SMDC)

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