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dc.contributor.authorMittelstadt, Brenten
dc.contributor.authorFairweather, N. Ben, 1966-en
dc.contributor.authorShaw, Mark Christopheren
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Neilen
dc.identifier.citationMittlestadt,B., Fairweather,B., Shaw,M. and McBride,N. (2014) The Ethical Implications of Personal Healthcare Monitoring. International Journal of Technoethics, 5 (2), pp. 37-60.en
dc.description.abstractPersonal Health Monitoring (PHM) uses electronic devices which monitor and record health-related data outside a hospital, usually within the home. This paper examines the ethical issues raised by PHM. Eight themes describing the ethical implications of PHM are identified through a review of 68 academic articles concerning PHM. The identified themes include privacy, autonomy, obtrusiveness and visibility, stigma and identity, medicalisation, social isolation, delivery of care, and safety and technological need. The issues around each of these are discussed. The system / lifeworld perspective of Habermas is applied to develop an understanding of the role of PHMs as mediators of communication between the institutional and the domestic environment. Furthermore, links are established between the ethical issues to demonstrate that the ethics of PHM involves a complex network of ethical interactions. The paper extends the discussion of the critical effect PHMs have on the patient’s identity and concludes that a holistic understanding of the ethical issues surrounding PHMs will help both researchers and practitioners in developing effective PHM implementations.1en
dc.publisherIGI Globalen
dc.subjectLiterature Reviewen
dc.subjectPersonal Health Monitoringen
dc.titleThe Ethical Implications of Personal Health Monitoringen
dc.researchgroupCentre for Computing and Social Responsibilityen
dc.funderDe Montfort Universityen
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)en

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