Ethics of technology introduction: theory and methods

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Abstract

The introduction of new health care technologies raises a number of ethical considerations that should be addressed by researchers, industry, clinicians, patients, funders, and policy makers. The ethical dimensions of new technologies should be evaluated with respect to: (1) their potential to benefit those by and for whom they are intended to be used and the risks of harm that they pose to patients and society; (2) the degree to which they create or foreclose meaningful options to patients and clinicians; (3) and whether they will reduce or increase societal inequalities regarding access to treatment and the allocation of goods and services. These principles should be considered relevant to five interrelated categories: (1) essential concepts and definitions; (2) diagnosis; (3) prevention and therapy; (4) research; and (5) allocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsWarren S. Grundfest
Pages356-363
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1995
EventHealth Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions - Arlington, VA, USA
Duration: May 10 1995May 12 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2499
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherHealth Care Technology Policy II: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care: Providing the Solutions
CityArlington, VA, USA
Period5/10/955/12/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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