N. Ben Fairweather

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Personal 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(More)
This paper seeks to establish a morally appropriate balance between the various moral standards that are in tension in the field of Electronic Patient Records (EPRs). EPRs can facilitate doctorpatient relationships, however at the same time they can undermine trust and so harm the doctorpatient relationship. Patients are becoming increasingly reluctant to(More)
Global cultural homogenisation has significant consequences for our responsibility for others in distant parts of the globe. ICT gives a powerful impetus to this cultural homogenisation. There are a number of distinct elements that contribute to this. SOFTWARE A very large part of the cost of software is the cost of development and testing. The largest(More)
This paper constructs and compares two practical approaches toward being ethical in developing information systems. Firstly, it looks into the prevailing practice of relying on rational decision-making procedures to address ethical challenges, then an alternative view on being ethical is scrutinised with the focus on moral virtues and maturity in(More)
Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) interpret neural activity, applying it to the control of external devices. As BCIs approach market viability, ethical implications come under consideration. This paper identifies potential privacy disruptions. BCI literature is reviewed in order to identify a BCI typology likely to support a privacy analysis. The typology(More)