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Title: The human centred approach to bionanotechnology in telemedicine: ethical considerations
Authors: Costa, Gonçalo Jorge Morais da
Silva, Nuno Miguel Araújo da
Silva, Nuno Sotero Alves da
Keywords: Information
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: Costa, Gonçalo, Silva, Nuno e Silva, Nuno (2009). The human centred approach to bionanotechnology in telemedicine: Ethical considerations. In M. M. Cruz-Cunha, A. J. Tavares e R. Simões (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Developments in E-health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives- Vol. 1 (pp. 311-335). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Abstract: The information and communication technologies (ICTs) field is expanding rapidly and affecting several domains of mankind, as for example healthcare. Therefore, ICTs can act as an enabler or a provider these fields through telemedicine. Consequently, promoting an human centred and ethical approach is the primary challenge concerning ICT healthcare innovation. Simultaneously, can we deter- or at least discourage- innovation that serves malicious ends, or that causes serious threats to humanity? So, the purpose of this contribution is to discuss the relationship between ICT evolution and healthcare, particularly concerning a specific correlated research fields: bionanotechnology and telemedicine. For that, we will focus in its applications, and sort of ethical and moral dilemmas encompasses.
Peer Reviewed: yes
ISBN: 9781615206704
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