ethics

Doorknob disclosures

Case You see a patient with a minor rash. As they leave the room they turn around and disclose suicidal thoughts. You are already running late. What are the issues? What is the right thing to do? Definition A doorknob disclosure is an uncomfortable, painful, or embarrassing revelation offered at the end of a meeting or conversation, …

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Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? A modern take on the trolley problem for ethics

This study involved millions of people across the globe and shows how ethics varies across cultures. This study by MIT media lab crowdsourced people’s decision about how self-driving cares should prioritise lives. How will machines make moral decisions?How do you quantify societies ethical expectations for machine programming?Do we allow cars to make ethical decisionsAnd finally, …

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what’s in a name? Should we abandon ‘vaccine passports’ for something more acceptable?

Americans are nearly four times more open to the term “vaccine verification” than to “vaccine passport,” opinion was sharply divided along party lines, with 70% of Democrats for and 60% of Republicans against.  When respondents were asked which of six terms for documentation would make them more likely to get vaccinated, they chose “verification” (40%) nearly twice as …

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