"Reality surgery"--a research ethics perspective on the live broadcast of surgical procedures.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In recent years, the live broadcasting of medical and surgical procedures has gained worldwide popularity. While the practice has appropriately been met with concerns for patient safety and privacy, many physicians tout the merits of real time viewing as a form of investigation, accelerating the process leading to adoption or abolition of newer techniques or technologies. This view introduces a new series of ethical considerations that need to be addressed. As such, this article considers, from a research ethics perspective, the use of live surgical procedure broadcast for investigative purposes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Williams, JB; Mathews, R; D'Amico, TA

Published Date

  • 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 58 - 61

PubMed ID

  • 21292217

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3674879

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-7452

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jsurg.2010.08.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States