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Health technology assessment: Ethical, legal and social issues

Chapter


Abstract


  • This article explores the place of ethical analysis of technologies in public health. We begin with a brief account of the term 'technology,' followed by a summary of the variety of meanings ascribed to 'ethics' as it relates to new technologies. To illustrate the place of ethics and technology in public health, we then focus on how this variety of meanings is displayed in the range of views about the relationship between ethics and health technology assessment. © 2008 Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Braunack-Mayer, A., & Palmer, N. (2008). Health technology assessment: Ethical, legal and social issues. In International Encyclopedia of Public Health (pp. 265-269). doi:10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00117-9

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780123739605

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84884447205

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of Public Health

Start Page


  • 265

End Page


  • 269

Abstract


  • This article explores the place of ethical analysis of technologies in public health. We begin with a brief account of the term 'technology,' followed by a summary of the variety of meanings ascribed to 'ethics' as it relates to new technologies. To illustrate the place of ethics and technology in public health, we then focus on how this variety of meanings is displayed in the range of views about the relationship between ethics and health technology assessment. © 2008 Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Braunack-Mayer, A., & Palmer, N. (2008). Health technology assessment: Ethical, legal and social issues. In International Encyclopedia of Public Health (pp. 265-269). doi:10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00117-9

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780123739605

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84884447205

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • International Encyclopedia of Public Health

Start Page


  • 265

End Page


  • 269