Less than 40 years ago, being diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was a death sentence, as there was no treatment for the virus. Most people who lived through the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980’s never would have guessed
The world around us is progressing, a feat that not only involves looking to the future but also examining our past. As technologies emerge many times we are forced to consider new ethical standpoints and assess them accordingly. But how
Should humans be allowed to alter their body in any way they see fit? Is there a point in which a patient’s request is too extreme for the medical profession to perform? What if fulfilling this request would relieve the
Medical Education of the Future: The Ethics of Training Tomorrow’s Surgeons in Virtual Operating Theaters
Today, most surgical training is completed on cadavers and in operating rooms. Unfortunately, the number of available cadavers does not satisfy demand, cadavers require expensive facilities and regular maintenance, and they are not reusable following most procedures. Furthermore, changes in
The Million Dollar Question: Truth or Happiness? The Ethics of Memory Removal Technologies for Patients with PTSD
Fear. Even the word gives us goosebumps. Human beings have evolved to fear certain things, but sometimes, this unremitting feeling of panic can translate to a heavy burden, especially for patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Have you ever dreamed of having someone else’s body? The “Head Anastomosis Venture” aims to successfully transfer a living head to a deceased donor body. Head transplantation could give an individual with an able mind and non-functioning body another chance