The Sorcerer's Broom: Medicine's Rampant Technology
Cassell, Eric J.
Hastings Center Report. 1993 Nov-Dec; 23(6): 32-39.
Like the broom in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," technologies take on a life of their own. To bring them under control, doctors must learn to tolerate ambiguity, resist the lure of the immediate, cease fearing uncertainty, and rechannel their response to wonder.
Attitudes; Biomedical Technologies; Dehumanization; Diagnosis; Doctors; Health; Health Services; Health Services Misuse; Heart Diseases; Life; Medicine; Patient Care; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Risks and Benefits; Social Dominance; Social Impact; Sociology; Technology; Technology Assessment; Terminology; Uncertainty; Values;
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