Ethical and methodological aspects of medical computer data bases and knowledge bases

Abstract
Ethical problems are related to computer data bases, containing data on individuals and groups of persons, as well as to computer knowledge bases, containing general rules and elements of expert systems.In the present essay the following conclusions are made regarding computer data bases: privacy, security, and confidentiality of medical computer data bases should be ensured. This duty should rest with physicians in hospitals. The principle of informed consent should be applied to gathering information which is to be stored and processed by computers. Information stored in computer data bases should not be used for purposes for which the subjects (patients as well as personnel) have not given their consent. In order to decrease the possibility of misuses of medical data bases containing information on individuals, these registers should not be linked to other central data bases.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,445
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Issues in Data Management.Sharon S. Krag - 2010 - Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (4):743-748.
Informational Privacy, Data Mining, and the Internet.Herman T. Tavani - 1999 - Ethics and Information Technology 1 (2):137-145.
Conceptual Obstacles in Computerized Medical Diagnosis.Victor L. Yu - 1983 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 8 (1):67-76.
Four-Valued Diagnoses for Stratified Knowledge-Bases.Arnon Avron & Arieli Ofer - 1997 - In Dirk van Dalen & Marc Bezem (eds.), Computer Science Logic. Springer. pp. 1-17.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
17 ( #348,680 of 2,285,005 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #389,834 of 2,285,005 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature