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The Imperative of technology in healthcare Section 2.10 of HSC 4008 Spring 2008 Jeff Ludy
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What Callahan is about Tenth chapter… Research and the Public Interest Hubris - the interesting human characteristic that makes us strive to always have more of something (in this case good health) than we currently have no matter how much of “it” we have available to us at the moment.
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YIKES !
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The biggest threat to scientific integrity … comes from our conviction that we have the ability to transform the human condition no mater what or how … We have made progress and moved beyond simple fatalism, but we have also had problems setting limits and sticking to them. The research imperative becomes a wedge forcing us to do things for their own sake - losing sight of why we used to think progress was for its own sake - not just to serve science.
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Health and good medicine were once seen as necessities of life - not the source of a good life (that was for the elements of our lives that come from society and living). Hope and reality have merged - we are told science can do all, and we are willing to let that message dominate. Rene Dubos, “the mirage of health, or the
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