The Ethical Implications of Personal Health Monitoring

@article{Mittelstadt2013TheEI,
  title={The Ethical Implications of Personal Health Monitoring},
  author={B. Mittelstadt and N. Fairweather and Mark Christopher Shaw and N. McBride},
  journal={Int. J. Technoethics},
  year={2013},
  volume={5},
  pages={37-60}
}
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 privacy, autonomy, obtrusiveness and visibility, stigma and identity, medicalisation, social isolation, delivery of care, and safety and… Expand
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