- Review the Layman article, “Health Informatics: Ethical Issues” in this week’s Learning Resources.
- Consider current and potential technologies and how they might be in conflict with patient rights.
- Select a current health information technology.
- Ask yourself if the need to know and share patient health information compromises confidentiality.
- Consider the right to privacy versus the overall benefits of the community.
Respond to the following:
- Identify potential conflicts that might occur with the principles of beneficence, autonomy, fidelity, and justice when this technology is fully implemented.
- Provide an example illustrating how the effectiveness of the technology overrides any chance of a conflict with principles of beneficence, autonomy, fidelity, or justice.