physicians

Will computers replace doctors?

With savvy and health-conscious people taking control of their wellbeing through apps and sites, technology is meeting the desire for individuals' responsibility for their health. But is the day coming soon when doctors will be obsolete, replaced by computers that read our health-related data to treat us?

Should doctors assist torture prisoners?

The Hippocratic oath is based on the notion that physicians will above all else do no harm to others. It is explicitly stated that this concept is first, and everything else follows that. Don't subject prisoners of warm to hypothermia and hyperbaric experiments. Don't vivisect thieves or debtors to better understand anatomy. Don't separate twins to study genetics. But what if the people who employ a physician do harm to others; what role does a doctor play then?