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Ethical Considerations for Integrating Technology

Martin, Suzanne, Cunningham, Colm and Nugent, CD (2007) Ethical Considerations for Integrating Technology. Alzheimer's Care Today, 8 (3). pp. 251-258. [Journal article]

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URL: http://journals.lww.com/actjournalonline/Abstract/2007/07000/Ethical_Considerations_for_Integrating_Technology.12.aspx

DOI: 10.1097/01.ALCAT.0000281873.66023.7e


Emerging technologies provide the opportunity to develop innovative sustainable service models that are capable of supporting adults with dementia at home. Devices range from simple stand-alone components that can generate a responsive alarm call to complex interoperable systems. From these complex systems, the paradigm of the ubiquitous or ambient smart home has emerged, integrating technology, environmental design, and traditional care provision. The service context is often complex, involving a variety of stakeholders and a range of interested agencies. Against this backdrop, as anecdotal evidence and government policies spawn further innovation, it is critical that due consideration is given to the potential ethical ramifications at an individual, organizational, and societal level. Well-grounded ethical thinking and proactive ethical responses to this innovation is required. Explicit policy and practice should, therefore, emerge which engenders confidence in existing supported living option schemes for adults with dementia, and informs further innovation.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:30964
Deposited By: Professor Suzanne Martin
Deposited On:13 Feb 2015 13:18
Last Modified:08 Feb 2016 11:13

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