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The Future of Medical Ethics from an Engineering Perspective: Treatment or Repair?

  • Korean Journal of Medical Ethics
  • Abbr : 의료윤리
  • 2019, 22(3), pp.274-286
  • DOI : 10.35301/ksme.2019.22.3.274
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Medical Ethics
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > General Medicine
  • Received : September 3, 2019
  • Accepted : September 30, 2019
  • Published : September 30, 2019

Shim Jiwon 1 KIM MOONJEONG ORD ID 2

1중앙대학교 인문콘텐츠연구소
2동아대학교

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ABSTRACT

If humans are one day transformed into cyborgs, will they be treated by doctors or rather engineers? And would medical interventions on such beings be seen as cures or rather repairs and maintenance? In a future populated by cyborgs, will doctors be trained as engineers and will engineers also be medical professionals? Questions such as these motivate the present study, which aims to re-examine medical ethics from the perspective of engineering. More specifically, this study attempts to describe how medical practice might be transformed by the introduction of cyborgs and the inclusion of engineering within the field of medicine and also how medical ethics might eventually be combined with engineering ethics.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.