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Assistive technology, telecare and people with intellectual disabilities: ethical considerations

Perry, Jonathan, Beyer, Stephen Richard ORCID: and Holm, Soren 2009. Assistive technology, telecare and people with intellectual disabilities: ethical considerations. Journal of Medical Ethics 35 (2) , pp. 81-86. 10.1136/jme.2008.024588

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Increasingly, commissioners and providers of services for people with intellectual disabilities are turning to assistive technology and telecare as a potential solution to the problem of the increased demand for services, brought about by an expanding population of people with intellectual disabilities in the context of relatively static or diminishing resources. While there are numerous potential benefits of assistive technology and telecare, both for service providers and service users, there are also a number of ethical issues. The aim of this paper is to raise these issues and to set them within the ethical framework proposed by Beauchamp and Childress. There is a need for a wider debate as a first step in the development of strategies to address the issues raised in the paper.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: BMJ Journals
ISSN: 0306-6800
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2022 14:10

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