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Cyber Medicine: An Ethical Evaluation
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Centre for Applied Ethics.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

It is self evident that our society is an information one. This is true from the things we see around us.The world is now a global village.It just take seconds for communication to be established from one part of the globe to another.What a tremendous achievement for information technology.Among the recent developments of information technology is the scientific wizardary of cyber medicine.The internet has definitely revolutionalised the healthcare industry. Many people in developed countries of the world seek medical information, advice or even buy drugs via the internet.So many websites rise every now and then claiming to provide various medical assistance to patients. But the application of information technology to medicine poses some ethical problems today. It is because of this that cyber medicine attracts my attention in this research.With this research, I hope to offer some recommendations for a morally acceptable cyber medicine .This will help to some extent in solving this all important problem ofcyber medicine for the good of the health care industry and the society at large.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Centrum för tillämpad etik , 2005. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
Ethics, Cyber Medicin, Medical ethics, Autonomy, Responsibility, Privacy, Trutst and caring
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2919ISRN: LIU-CTE-AE-EX--05/05--SEOAI: diva2:20262
Available from: 2005-06-14 Created: 2005-06-14

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