Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Technology in healthcare: Current Controversies. Sandhya Srinivasan, George Thomas
A broad definition of the word “technology” is the application of knowledge. By this defination, he use of fire and the invention of the wheel qualify as technologies, as do the internet and recombinant DNA. Healthcare technology is the application of knowledge towards practices or products that may be used by healthcare practitioners. Such technologies can therefore range from vaccines to vector control, from liver transplants to lethal injections. The articles contained in the nine section of this anthology cover important ethical debates on healthcare technologies.