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Emerging Medical Ethical Issues in Healthcare and Medical Robotics

A. S. Weber
Premedical Department, Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar, Box 24144, Doha, State of Qatar 24144

Abstract—Due to the increasing sophistication and complexity of autonomous machines, Artificial Intelligence, Computerized Decision Support Systems (CDSS), natural language question-answering robots, and social / emotive medical robots, new medical ethics conundrums are arising. Unresolved questions revolve around autonomy, responsibility, empathy, trust, moral agency and the social and economic impacts of medical robots. 

Index Terms—robotic ethics; medical and healthcare robots; technology and morality

Cite: A. S. Weber, "Emerging Medical Ethical Issues in Healthcare and Medical Robotics," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 604-607, November 2018. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.7.6.604-607