Biomedical ethics considerations stemming from limb loss/difference care and prosthetic enablement
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This talk explores the biomedical ethics considerations that currently surround limb loss and prosthetic functional enablement. The biomedical ethics consult is re-examined operationally, bringing into focus how aspects of intentionality and current limits of knowledge distill imperatives for overall professional conduct. We will examine i) how to deal with the patient who is requesting the amputation of a healthy limb, ii) how and when an amputation may be proffered as medically advisable, and iii) contextualize emerging amputation procedures and prosthetic technologies.