Ethics and new technology: are we being honest with our patients?
Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2017;17(04). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enangelos006
Dr. Angelos delivers an amazing lecture on the following issue: “Ethics and new technology”. He briefly describes progress in the field of surgery and the ethics of innovation. He also outlines the basics of professionalism in medicine, surgeon-patient relationship, and informed consent for innovative operations. He describes the main principles to assess the potential benefits of innovative techniques via the surgeon’s participation in clinical trials or registries. He emphasizes the management of ethical issues via discussions between individual surgeons and patients about the uncertainties of innovations in order to make informed consent a reality.