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Surgical Simulators and Simulated Surgeons: Reconstituting Medical Practice and Practitioners in Simulations
  • Ericka Johnson
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Social studies of science
  • 1 August 2007
This study examines the use of a haptic-enabled, virtual reality simulator designed to allow training in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques and shows how medical practices and practitioners are constructed during a simulation. Expand
Dreaming of a Mail-Order Husband: Russian-American Internet Romance
In the American media, Russian mail-order brides are often portrayed either as docile victims or as gold diggers in search of money and green cards. Rarely are they allowed to speak for themselves.Expand
Beyond the Humanist Imagination
Recent stirrings wihin the humanities and the social sciences, perhaps especially within feminist theory, have engendered new materialist, feminist materialist and posthumanist approaches to life wExpand
Extending the simulator: Good practice for instructors using medical simulators
To create a medical context from the simulation, it is important to reconstruct medical practitioners and medical practices out of the users and simulator exercises. This chapter explores howExpand
Prescribing Relational Subjectivities
The project that triggered this book was named “Prescriptive Prescriptions. Pharmaceuticals and ‘Healthy’ Subjectivities.” As discussed in Chap. 1, Introduction, our initial task was to map out andExpand
Simulating Medical Patients and Practices: Bodies and the Construction of Valid Medical Simulators
Why and how can a gynaecological simulator that has been ‘validated’ in one context, that is, accepted by experts as a functional and realistic model of the body on which to teach gynaecologicalExpand
Gay men’s experiences of sexual changes after prostate cancer treatment—a qualitative study in Sweden
Gay prostate cancer survivors’ narratives about sexual changes circle around similar bodily changes as heterosexual men’s, such as erectile problems and weaker orgasms. Expand
The ghost of anatomies past
An examination of the use of medical simulators shows that they contain traces of the one-sex body model found in pre-Enlightenment anatomies. The simulators present the male body as ‘male includingExpand
Situating Simulators: The Integration of Simulations in Medical Practice
Simulators indicate that in the simulations the students are involved in learning to be doctors rather than just learning medical skills, which emphasises the importance of the instructing doctor's role in a simulation. Expand