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Title: Intricacies and strategies for the implementation of new technologies in radiotherapy: Reflections on the meaning and prevention of the error

Abstract

When facing the challenge of implementing new technologies in Radiotherapy, a reflection on philosophical and ethical principles is in order for the Medical Physicist to assume a reality of increased risks of harm to the patient. A series of ideas from philosophers and clinical professionals are reviewed to encourage an increased awareness of our ethical responsibility towards patients that entrust us with their hopes for alleviating their disease.

Authors:
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  1. Centro Medico Hospital San Jose -TEC Salud, Department of Radiothrapy. Av. Ignacio Morones Prieto 3000 Pte. Col. Los Doctores, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, 64710 (Mexico)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22075683
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1494; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 12. Mexican symposium on medical physics, Oaxaca (Mexico), 16-19 Mar 2012; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; DISEASES; ERRORS; HAZARDS; IMPLEMENTATION; PATIENTS; RADIOTHERAPY

Citation Formats

Espejo-Villalobos, J. D., Franco-Cabrera, M. C., Estrada-Hernandez, C., and Quintero-Castelan, M. S. Intricacies and strategies for the implementation of new technologies in radiotherapy: Reflections on the meaning and prevention of the error. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4764587.
Espejo-Villalobos, J. D., Franco-Cabrera, M. C., Estrada-Hernandez, C., & Quintero-Castelan, M. S. Intricacies and strategies for the implementation of new technologies in radiotherapy: Reflections on the meaning and prevention of the error. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764587.
Espejo-Villalobos, J. D., Franco-Cabrera, M. C., Estrada-Hernandez, C., and Quintero-Castelan, M. S. Tue . "Intricacies and strategies for the implementation of new technologies in radiotherapy: Reflections on the meaning and prevention of the error". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764587.
@article{osti_22075683,
title = {Intricacies and strategies for the implementation of new technologies in radiotherapy: Reflections on the meaning and prevention of the error},
author = {Espejo-Villalobos, J. D. and Franco-Cabrera, M. C. and Estrada-Hernandez, C. and Quintero-Castelan, M. S.},
abstractNote = {When facing the challenge of implementing new technologies in Radiotherapy, a reflection on philosophical and ethical principles is in order for the Medical Physicist to assume a reality of increased risks of harm to the patient. A series of ideas from philosophers and clinical professionals are reviewed to encourage an increased awareness of our ethical responsibility towards patients that entrust us with their hopes for alleviating their disease.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4764587},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1494,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
}