Recent advancements in neuroimaging, brain implants, and scientists’ increased knowledge of basic human psychology concerning the bases of individual behavior and personality have led to the fear that this new gained information has the potential to be misused by governments and other entities. Ethicist fear that the same devices meant to help patients suffering from devastating neural diseases could be manipulated to breach one’s privacy. Devices and treatments used to cure or alleviate effects of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, or perhaps to help those who have mental illnesses or impairments could be used to decipher one’s hidden thoughts, and even used as a way to discriminate against someone based on one’s religious beliefs and values. The main areas of Neuroethics that have caused concern are brain implants and medical devices, neuroimaging, and brain machine interfacing. Implantable brain or neural devices are an exciting rapidly growing research area in class of biomedical devices.
While using stem cells in the body is a main use, they are also being used to help doctors understand how disease processes start. By culturing these cells in the lab and watching them develop into muscles, nerve cells, or other tissues, researchers are able to see how diseases affect these cells and possibly discover ways to correct these diseases. While researchers have come very far in using stem cells, there are still many controversies to overcome when using these cells. There are many different types of stem cells that are being looked at for research. These include embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, and induced pluripotent cells.
Because stem cells are so adaptable ?physicians can produce cells and tissues, tailored to a patient?s genetic identity, that can treat a wide variety of human illnesses.? (Travis). There is a large amount of diseases that can possibly be assuaged by stem cells; ?devastating diseases like Parkinson?s diabetes, heart failure, and Alzheimer?s.?(Healy). Not to mention that the ?advance toward creating ever more complex tissue... ... middle of paper ... ...arch has been a highly controversial topic, it could be the answer to many devastating illnesses. With the advancements that our country has made, this could possibly be the way to cure people of there pain and suffering.
Moreover, there are many other diseases that stand to be positively impacted by stem cell research including: stroke, respiratory disease, diabetes (respectively three, four, and seven on the CDC list of causes of death), neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, and some birth defects.” (NYSTEM) Furthermore, the great medical potential of stem cells has recently been put to use: according to the Americans for Cures Foundation, scientists and doctors a... ... middle of paper ... .... U.S Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2014. . Solomon, Susan.
The creation of a new biomaterial that regenerates back discs can reduce and even terminate the pain caused from degenerative disc disease. Additionally, lab grown kidneys can revolutionize the medicine industry and supply those in need of a kidney organ transplant. Lastly, the infusion of stem cells into the brain could repair the minds of the multitude of people afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease. As science continues to progress, biomedical engineering will take new leaps remodel the field of medicine with the potent use of stem cells. The human body is made up of millions of cells.
These are things that are very important to us as human beings and are important to be able to treat or cure such disorders. Because a "network" of neurons acting together directs behavior, it is very difficult to repair or treat any disorders of the nervous system. Doctor's are not just treating a single cell that can be replaced but an entire system with intertwining and unknown connections. Recent research involving transplanted fetal tissue has shown vast potential for hope in many areas of neural study. The basic idea is that the issue will replace or regrow tissue in damaged areas of the brain.
Computers have been in use by the healthcare industry for years. One of the most cited medical software engineering disasters... ... middle of paper ... ...t of healthcare for good reason. EHR systems can and will transform healthcare as we know it due to the advantages they provide to not only patients, but to caregivers, physicians, and insurance providers. EHR’s also have the potential to cause great harm, such as not being tested properly, not being used properly, as well as being manually overridden by caregivers. History has proven that technology can impact even cause death if not tested and used properly when in a healthcare setting.
In conclusion, the size, location, and severity of the brain aneurysm will ultimately determine the treatment in which one should receive. However, doctors are continuing to conduct research to improve treatments and procedures that will make the entire process easier for the patient and the doctor who is performing this treatment.
This method could have support the data. My methodology could have also included questioning or interviewing other professionals who also use the machines. Such as, Nuclear medicine technologist. This could have been part of the study. Nevertheless there was overwhelming evidence to suggest that CT scan is preferable over MRI scan in evaluation of brain injuries.