Andrew Eccles – some ethical issues around technology enabled care

Andrew Eccles, lecture in the School of Social Work & Social Policy and University of Strathclyde, used his presentation to take a step away from the rush to implement technology-enabled care solutions and consider the ethical implications of using assistive technology in a care environment.

Starting with the false dichotomy of ‘warm care & cold technology’, Andrew noted the divergence in opinions on technology in care and the current failure to consider the nuanced ethical issues – such as the unintended consequences of using tech – being raised.

The need for a considered debate on these ethical issues is further reinforced by the top-down implementation of technology-enabled care in the United Kingdom, despite there being a paucity of evidence that this policy actually works.

What Andrew's full presentation below