Ethics, Computing, and Medicine / Edition 1

Ethics, Computing, and Medicine / Edition 1

by Kenneth W. Goodman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521469058

ISBN-13: 9780521469050

Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

As those in medicine increasingly depend on computers and other intelligent machines, the intersection of ethics, computing and the health professions grows much more complex and significant. This book attempts to systematically identify and address the full range of ethical issues that arise when intelligent machines are used in medicine, nursing, psychology, and

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As those in medicine increasingly depend on computers and other intelligent machines, the intersection of ethics, computing and the health professions grows much more complex and significant. This book attempts to systematically identify and address the full range of ethical issues that arise when intelligent machines are used in medicine, nursing, psychology, and allied health professions. It explores a variety of important issues, including ethics and evaluation in computational medicine; patient and provider confidentiality; responsibility for use of computers in medicine; appropriate use of decision support systems; outcomes research and computational prognosis (including mortality predictions); and computer-based biomedical research—especially meta-analysis. It is accessible to professionals and students in the fields of bioethics and medical informatics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521469050
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of contributors; 1. Bioethics and health informatics: an introduction Kenneth W. Goodman; 2. Medical informatics and human values Terrell Ward Bynum and John L. Fodor; 3. Responsibility for computer-based decisions in health care John W. Snapper; 4. Evaluating medical information systems: social contexts and ethical challenges James G. Anderson and Carolyn E. Aydin; 5. Health care information: access, confidentiality and good practice Sheri Alpert; 6. Ethical challenges in the use of decision-support software in clinical practice Randolph A. Miller and Kenneth W. Goodman; 7. Outcomes, futility, and health policy research Kenneth W. Goodman; 8. Meta-analysis: conceptual, ethical, and policy issues Kenneth W. Goodman.

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