AuthorTravaline, John M.
GroupCatholic Medical Association
DepartmentThoracic Medicine and Surgery
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/6388
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AbstractCurrent healthcare practices are becoming increasingly threatened by technocracy, and the influence of technocratic oversight of medicine as a profession compromises good, compassionate care. A real-life case illustrating how technocratic oversight in health care threatens the practice of medicine and health care in general serves as a basis for discussing some of the common perils inherent in a technocratic model of medicine. This article suggests antidotes and concludes with alternate pathways to practice medicine amid technocratic challenges. Summary: This article discusses technocracy in current U.S. healthcare in order to raise awareness of its potentially negative effects. It then offers an overview of remedies based on Christian anthropology.
CitationTravaline JM. The Moral Dangers of Technocratic Medicine. The Linacre Quarterly. 2019;86(2-3):231-238. doi:10.1177/0024363919858463
Citation to related workSAGE Publications
Has partThe Linacre Quarterly, Vol. 86, Iss. 2-3, 2019
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