The technological revolution has changed the way of saving lives

Credit: Unsplash

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Hyale Melo Lima, fourth period student of medicine at UNICEPLAC-Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one.

It is undeniable that the vast majority of medical advances come from moments of great global calamity, be it war, pandemic or genocide. We are currently experiencing a technological revolution that is encompassing all areas of activity of a health professional and also of patients, making them, through these technologies, participate in their healing and illness processes. Because of this, the way in which it is diagnosed and also how it is treated has changed, so now, patient-participate. In this way, technology has changed the way of seeing the patient and therefore the way of saving lives.

Along this path, technology has brought about two major changes, the first, without a doubt, was information, because technology transformed access to knowledge. Thus, patients obtain a greater wisdom of the evil that plagues them and also, after being diagnosed by a doctor, they gain greater access to their treatment options, which gives them the option of choice and a more active voice over their body, once that as important as the doctor’s opinion is, the patient has control over everything that may or may not happen in his body, technology gives him that option of choice, of discussing treatment with his doctor and also brings him more information about what can happen to your body from that chosen treatment. Second, more not less important, Muggle technology not only a greater number, greater agility and greater practicality in sharing information among doctors, but also greater specificity and more options for exams and sources of searches for the various pathologies that can affect human beings, which gives patients / participants greater chances of cure and treatment for the various diseases that can affect them.

Given the above, it is undeniable that technology has brought health professionals a new way of seeing the patient and has also opened up a range of possibilities for exams and possible better choices for the management of various diseases. Therefore, it is essential for health professionals to adapt as quickly as possible to these changes, through greater adherence to these innovations and also by teaching their patients to use it in a way that favors the doctor-patient relationship and also in a way to add beneficial information to your healing or treatment process. In this way, history reinvents itself once again and shows us that it does not take a moment of deep world suffering for health to advance, because moments of revolution and innovation as it is now in the technological age, can also bring immeasurable benefits for those who need new discoveries in the medical field.


  1. Paim JS. Vigilância da saúde: tendências de reorientação de modelos assistenciais para a promoção da saúde. In: Czeresnia D, Freitas CM. Promoção da saúde: conceitos, reflexões, tendências. Rio de Janeiro (RJ): Fiocruz; 2005. p.519-30.
  2. Gonçalves RBM.Tecnologia e organização social das práticas de saúde. São Paulo (SP): Hucitec/ Abrasco;
  3. Cupani A. A tecnologia como problema filosófico: três enfoques. Scientiae Zudia. 2004 Dez; 2(4):493- 518.

About the author

Hyale Melo Lima, fourth period of medicine at UNICEPLAC-Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos, director of publication and research at IFMSA BRAZIL UNICEPLAC, director of extension of the general surgery league of the Federal District, member of the medical students association of the Distrito Federal, organizer of two Brazilian academic congresses. Passionate about medicine and everything she does for the world, she invests her free time in perfecting herself in her field, but she also loves going to the movies and traveling to see the world.

the sting Milestone

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

Commission Vice-President Rehn exaggerates Eurozone’s growth prospects

Industrial policy: recommendations to support Europe’s leadership in six strategic business areas

Number of MEPs to be reduced after EU elections in 2019

5 ways to break down the barriers for women to access leadership roles

A Sting Exclusive: “On the road to Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement”, by Ambassador Katakami of the Japanese Mission to the European Union

AI can help us unlock the world’s most complex operating system – the human body

5 amazing schools that will make you wish you were young again

Healthcare guidance apps to professional’s continued education?

The world needs a circular economy. Help us make it happen

Victims of terrorism remembered

Banks cannot die but can be fined

The next generation is key for a European renaissance

UN appeals for international support as flood waters rise in wake of second Mozambique cyclone

UN expert calls for international investigation into ‘evident murder’ of Jamal Khashoggi

‘The clock is ticking’ on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, says UN deputy chief

A Monday to watch the final act of a Greek tragedy; will there be catharsis or more fear?

Syrian Constitutional Committee a ‘sign of hope’: UN envoy tells Security Council

Coronavirus: Commission stands ready to continue supporting EU’s agri-food sector

Norway is returning Easter Island artefacts to Chile (Will Britain ever return the marbles to Greece?)

MWC 2016 Live: Mobile ad industry still waiting for “revolution”

Brexit casts a shadow over the LSE – Deutsche Börse merger: a tracer of how or if brexit is to be implemented

MWC 2016 Live: Roshan CEO opens up on Afghanistan challenges

EU Commission announces Safe Harbour 2.0 and a wider Data protection reform

Commission sets moderate greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030

From Russia with love: Brussels and Moscow close to an agreement on Ukraine’s gas supplies

Sudan Prime Minister survives attempted assassination

Monday’s Daily Brief: WFP mulls ‘last resort’ Yemen aid suspension, top peacekeeping awardee announced, abuzz over Bee Day, Ebola threat ‘very high’

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Second review shows improvements but a permanent Ombudsperson should be nominated by 28 February 2019

Why helping cross-border commuters is key to fighting COVID-19

Future EU-UK Partnership: European Commission takes first step to launch negotiations with the United Kingdom

Emotional control and introspectivity in times of pandemic

Why economic growth depends on closing the interview gap

The Khashoggi affair: A global complot staged behind closed doors


EU-Turkey relations: EU considers imposing sanctions while Turkey keeps violating Cyprus’ sovereignty

What if Trump wins the November election and Renzi loses the December referendum?

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

Trump after marginalizing G20 attacks Europe and China where it hurts, brandishes currency war

EU-Ukraine Summit: moving forward together in solidarity

MEPs to prioritise environment and climate action in next long-term budget

In Libya, Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ by risk of fresh military confrontation, urges restraint

UN forum to bring ‘big space data’ benefits to disaster response in Africa

The 5 lessons from New York Climate Week to help us combat deforestation

More than four in 10 women, live in fear of refusing partner’s sexual demands, new UN global study finds

Poverty and social exclusion skyrocket with austerity

3 ways to use digital identity systems in global supply chains

EU leads the torn away South Sudan to a new bloody civil war

Gender parity can boost economic growth. Here’s how

Technology can help solve the climate crisis – but it will need our help

An open letter from business to world leaders: “Be ambitious, and together we can address climate change”

Cyclone Idai: UNICEF warns of ‘race against time’ to protect children, prevent spread of disease in flood-ravaged Mozambique

EU-US trade war? EU calls for logic while Trump’s administration is a loose cannon in a dangerous lose-lose situation for global prosperity

This AI outperformed 20 corporate lawyers at legal work

We spend half our time at work in meetings – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing

Is history a new NATO weapons against Russia?

How three US cities are using data to end homelessness

2013, a Political Odyssey: What future for Italy?

The jobs forecast is unsettled. It’s time for a reskilling revolution

The European Parliament fails to really restrict the rating agencies

UPDATED: Thousands flee fighting around Libyan capital as Guterres condemns escalation, urges ‘immediate halt’ to all military operations

More Stings?


Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s