“When patient monitoring becomes too intensive, it violates human dignity and human rights“ -- MEDICA Trade Fair

“When patient monitoring becomes too intensive, it violates human dignity and human rights“

Modern medical technology shortens and makes care processes easier, while it ensures the safety of patients at the same time. However, monitoring or electronic sensors for remote surveillance keep being accompanied by ethical violations. Patients feel like they are being watched and in the worst-case scenario, robbed of their freedom and autonomy.

12/01/2014

Photo: Prof. Wolfgang Rascher

Prof. Wolfgang Rascher; ©UKE

Photo: Electronic tag

Electronic tags do not only locate the patient, they can also provide that they can not leave the ward in case of emergency; ©panthermedia.net/stocksolutions

Photo: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

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