Ethics and Human-Computer Interactions: Case Study

Ethics and Human-Computer Interactions: Case Study

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Mary, a 69-year-old, resides in rural North Carolina and is a high-risk heart failure patient. She uses a telemonitoring electronic tablet that records her blood oxygen levels, weight, blood glucose levels, temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. The device sends the information out to her medical team, to her son’s home computer, and to her case manager in an effort to better monitor her chronic condition.

Imagine that you are Mary’s case manager. You have noticed an undesirable trend in Mary’s readings and send an e-mail to her son John recommending that he bring her in for an evaluation. You also attach a list of Mary’s medications to your e-mail to John inquiring whether his mother is taking her medications on time. John’s 6-year-old daughter forwards your e-mail to everyone in John’s Family and Friends mailing group. John is outraged and contacts you to ask why his mother’s private information was included in your e-mail.

Using the case study narrative as a foundation, write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you:

  • Formulate a clear problem statement from the narrative.
  • Describe how you would have reacted if placed in a similar situation.
  • Evaluate the flow of events in the narrative from both ethical and patient privacy perspectives. Identify the events in which compliance with ethical standards and patient privacy laws has broken down. Explain why the actions are not in compliance.
  • Develop a set of alternatives for solving the dilemma in the narrative and justify your preferred solution.
  • Create a brief implementation plan for the most viable solution indicating what must be done and by whom.

Provide in-text citations and references for all sources cited.

Format your paper, including reference page, according to APA guidelines.

Requirements: 1,050-1,400 words

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