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Neurocognitive enhancement: what can we do and what should we do?
Our growing ability to alter brain function can be used to enhance the mental processes of normal individuals as well as to treat mental dysfunction in people who are ill. The prospect ofExpand
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Simulation‐Based Medical Education: An Ethical Imperative
Medical training must at some point use live patients to hone the skills of health professionals. But there is also an obligation to provide optimal treatment and to ensure patients' safety andExpand
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Patient safety and simulation-based medical education.
Continuous quality improvement is an accepted mandate in healthcare services. The delivery of the best, evidence based quality of care ultimately depends on the competences of practitioners as wellExpand
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Treatment, enhancement, and the ethics of neurotherapeutics
  • P. R. Wolpe
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain and Cognition
  • 1 December 2002
Emerging neurotechnologies, including psychopharmaceuticals, brain stimulation, implantable brain chips, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and brain imaging raise a number of ethical questions. OneExpand
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The dynamics of heresy in a profession.
  • P. R. Wolpe
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • 1 November 1994
It has been suggested that the term 'heresy' be rehabilitated to describe challenges to ideology in a profession. However, the term has been used in a variety of ways, impairing its descriptiveExpand
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What is in a cause? Exploring the relationship between genetic cause and felt stigma
Purpose: Concern over stigma as a consequence of genetic testing has grown in response to the recent increase in genetic research and testing resulting from the Human Genome Project. However, whetherExpand
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Emerging Neurotechnologies for Lie-Detection: Promises and Perils
Detection of deception and confirmation of truth telling with conventional polygraphy raised a host of technical and ethical issues. Recently, newer methods of recording electromagnetic signals fromExpand
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Religiosity in a hemodialysis population and its relationship to satisfaction with medical care, satisfaction with life, and adherence.
BACKGROUND The religious beliefs and spirituality of patients on hemodialysis (HD) therapy have not been studied extensively. Studies of the dialysis population seem to indicate that religion may beExpand
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The holistic heresy: strategies of ideological challenge in the medical profession.
  • P. R. Wolpe
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • 1990
Heresy is a neglected term in sociology. Yet insofar as science and the professions demand a conformity to basic concepts of ideology and practice, certain types of dissent may best be described asExpand
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The Maintenance of Professional Authority: Acupuncture and the American Physician
This paper examines the response of the medical profession to a situation in which its cultural authority was potentially challenged: the sudden, large-scale importation of acupuncture into theExpand
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