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Title:
Ethics, computing, and medicine : informatics and the transformation of health care
Author:
Goodman, Kenneth W., 1954-
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
x, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Bioethics and health informatics : an introduction / Kenneth W. Goodman -- Medical informatics and human values / Terrell Ward Bynum and John L. Fodor -- Responsibility for computer-based decisions in health care / John W. Snapper -- Evaluating medical information systems : social contexts and ethical challenges / James G. Anderson and Carolyn E. Aydin -- Health care information : access, confidentiality, and good practice / Sheri A. Alpert -- Ethical challenges in the use of decision-support software in clinical practice / Randolph A. Miller and Kenneth W. Goodman -- Outcomes, futility, and health policy research / Kenneth W. Goodman -- Meta-analysis : conceptual, ethical, and policy issues / Kenneth W. Goodman
ISBN:
9780521464864

9780521469050
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Book

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Summary

Summary

New technology always raises compelling ethical questions. 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 systematically to 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 maps and explores a variety of important issues and controversies, 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 of research and computational prognosis (including mortality predictions), and computer-based biomedical research - especially meta-analysis. This book is accessible to participants in the fields of bioethics and medical informatics. It is appropriate for physicians, nurses, administrators, ethicists, health attorneys, advanced undergraduates and graduate students.


Table of Contents

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

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