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Vieux corps et technologies nouvelles

Lundin, Susanne LU (2008) In Ethnologie Française
Abstract
Old bodies – new technologies



The biomedical development means a better quality of life for many people. The medical possibilities are, however, not unproblematic. There are ethical and cultural matter to consider, e.g. biomedicine calls for existential questions about the right of human beings to intervene in nature. Further, the possibilities to correct the human body means that new demands arises – as e.g. a new hip joint, a new heart or a cell transplantation. At the same time, as people are living longer and getting older, the queues for medical care are increasing. This implies that prioritizations of different kind have to be made – prioritizations within research, within health politics as in the public medical... (More)
Old bodies – new technologies



The biomedical development means a better quality of life for many people. The medical possibilities are, however, not unproblematic. There are ethical and cultural matter to consider, e.g. biomedicine calls for existential questions about the right of human beings to intervene in nature. Further, the possibilities to correct the human body means that new demands arises – as e.g. a new hip joint, a new heart or a cell transplantation. At the same time, as people are living longer and getting older, the queues for medical care are increasing. This implies that prioritizations of different kind have to be made – prioritizations within research, within health politics as in the public medical service. (Less)
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identity, ageing, culture, biotechnology
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Presses universitaires de Paris Ouest
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0046-2616
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http://www.univie.ac.at/virusss/cob/index
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