Ethical issues in the development of tele-ICUs

Lior Nesher, Alan Jotkowitz

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Abstract

The past two decades have seen a dramatic increase in the use of telemedicine while the information technology revolution has contributed significantly to its popularity. In addition, there has been a recent increase in the use of telemedicine in the intensive care unit (ICU), partially driven by a critical shortage of intensivists. However, the ethical questions raised by the implementation of tele-ICUs have not been adequately considered. In this essay, we will discuss the development of tele-ICUs from the perspective of autonomy, beneficence/non-malificence, justice and professionalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-657
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Volume37
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy

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