This paper is presented at the annual conference of the IFLA, an international organization of the library profession. The article discusses European approaches to information privacy as relates to users of library information. The author is a visiting research fellow with the library science department at the Loughborough University in th U. K. The article includes the full text, with citations, as presented at the most recent annual conference of the organization. Gordon, E. & Daugherty, C. K. ‘Hitting you over the head’: Oncologists’ disclosure of prognosis to advanced cancer patients.
Bioethics, 17(2), 142-168. Retrieved December 17, 2008, from http://search. ebscohost. com. oh0002. opl in. org/login. aspx? direct=true&db=aph&AN =9412375&site=ehost-live Academic Search Premier. Gordon is with Loyola University Stritch School and Medicine. Daugherty is with the Cancer Research Center and MacLean Center for clinical Medical Ethics. This article discusses the ethical use of detailed cancer diagnostic information with patients. Fourteen oncologists are interviewed to ascertain the legal and ethical dimensions of cancer diagnosis and prognosis.
In ethical terms the article examines the manner in which prognosis is communicated to stakeholders including patients and their families. In legal terns the article examines the quality and quantity of information and how it affects patients’ treatment decisions and options. Duquenoy, P. , George, C. , & Solomonides, A. (2008, December). Considering something ‘ELSE’: Ethical, legal and socio-economic factors in medical imaging and medical informatics. Computer Methods & Programs in Biomedicine, 92(3), 227-237. Retrieved December 18, 2008, from http://search.
ebscohost. com. oh0002. oplin. org/login. aspx? direct=true&db=aph&AN=34978627&site=ehost-live Academic Search Premier. This article focuses on medical professionals using imaging technology along with information technology. The authors discuss the ethical and legal implications that arise and must be accounted for as medical technicians obtain and share confidential patient information for the purpose of diagnosis. The article examines how traditional ideas of confidentiality and consent impact the technician’s ability to share and obtain information for patients.
The authors also discuss the need to develop new models of confidentiality and consent that protect patient privacy without inhibiting transmission and use of information that creates an efficient health care experience for the patient. Milne, G. R. (2000). Privacy and Ethical Issues in Database/Interactive Marketing and Public Policy: A Research Framework and Overview of the Special Issue. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 19(1), 1-6. Retrieved December 18, 2008, from http://www. atypon-link. com/AMA/doi/abs /10. 1509/jppm. 19. 1. 1. 16934 Google Scholar.
The author is an associate marketing professor at the University of Massachusetts. He provides a discussion an introduction to other articles in this special research issue. He identifies both marketers and consumers as stakeholders. The article discusses how self regulation through industry associations can provide consumers with information that facilitates informed decision making in regards to providing personal information for commercial purposes. UNESCO. (September 13, 2007). European conference on “Ethics and human rights in the information society”: Final recommendations.
from http://portal. unesco. org/ci/en/files/2 6941/12121514093FinalRecommendations_en . pdf/FinalRecommendations_en. pdf. Unesco. org is the website of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. For the past three years, UNESCO and the World Summit on the Information Society has hosted these conferences to identify and address issues affecting stakeholders and users of information. These final recommendations outline 18 initiatives including developing a code of ethics, protecting intellectual property, and eliminating cyber-crime without inhibiting freedom of use.