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dc.contributor.advisorNeilson, Bill
dc.contributor.authorTeck, Julia
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-02T19:00:56Z
dc.date.available2014-06-02T19:00:56Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.date.issued2014-06-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9037
dc.description.abstractThe da Vinci® robot is a new surgical system for minimally invasive surgical procedures created by the private company Intuitive Surgical. Since its first appearance on the medical device market in 1999, the da Vinci robot has grown significantly in popularity and two newer versions of the operating platform have been developed. Despite the rapidly increasing use of the da Vinci, several medical studies completed in the past few years question the worth of its widespread utilization as well as the marketing techniques involved and the training system in place. A review of multiple studies illustrated that in many respects the robotic surgical platform does not provide additional benefits for the patient compared to laparoscopy, yet it costs significantly more. There do seem to be certain merits to this technology, but only in the correct circumstances. This paper uses four principles of biomedical ethics (beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, and justice) to evaluate when use of the da Vinci robot is ethical and when it would not be. Furthermore, an ethical model for surgical training and dissemination of this robotic surgical technology is proposed.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectDa Vinci robot.en_US
dc.subjectRobotic Surgery.en_US
dc.subjectMedical Ethics.en_US
dc.subjectFour Principles of Biomedical Ethics.en_US
dc.subjectMedical Technology.en_US
dc.subjectRobotic Simulation.en_US
dc.subjectFundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery.en_US
dc.subjectFDA Medical Device Approval.en_US
dc.subjectIntuitive Surgical.en_US
dc.subjectNonmaleficence.en_US
dc.subjectBeneficence.en_US
dc.subjectAutonomy.en_US
dc.subjectJustice.en_US
dc.subjectMedical Device Training.en_US
dc.titleThe Ethics of Medical Devices: The Rise of the da Vinci Robot and a New Model for Its Ethical Useen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholar.en_US
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