In this report, the Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics (Smer) summarises the project it initiated on self-monitoring using wearable technology and health apps. The main purpose of Smer’s work has been to unearth the potential ethical problems that are raised, provide recommendations for decision-makers contemplating introducing and using this technology in the healthcare system, […]
The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics comments a recent report from The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and an opinion from The Finnish National Advisory Board on Social Welfare and Health Care Ethics. The Comment has not been translated into English. Find the document in Swedish.
Is sponsorship of health services consistent with the ethical platform for setting priorities in health care? The financing of health services by non-public entities has recently become a subject of discussion and criticism. Opponents view such “sponsorship” as questionable in publically financed health care and possibly in conflict with ethical principles for distributing resources. The […]