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The Human Challenge of Telemedicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785483042, 9780081028926

The Human Challenge of Telemedicine

1st Edition

Toward Time-sensitive and Person-centered Ethics in Home Telecare

Author: Philippe Bardy
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785483042
eBook ISBN: 9780081028926
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 26th November 2018
Page Count: 284
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Telepatients using connected objects to collect time-sensitive data about their health are not neutral carriers of diagnosable symptoms. Patients are persons, or personal beings as well as co-carers, whose personal experience, history and know-how must be acknowledged in time-sensitive telecare practices. Such practices require a relational ethics, inspired by medical ethics and an ethics of virtues, focusing on vulnerability and emotional health, to oversee telecare good practices, define a new therapeutic alliance compliant with patients’ values, and reconcile the technical and human sides of telemedicine.

Key Features

  • The ethical challenges of telemedicine in chronic patients today
  • The key features of a person-centered and relational ethics in telemedical settings
  • The concepts of “emotional health” care and “chrono-sensitivity” of the “connected” sick body


Academic, institutional researchers, (Tele)medical professionals, Industrial partners (connected health, health data systems, engineers), Patient associations, Medical Institutions staff

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Person in the Age of Telecare
1. The Advent of Digital Healthcare
2. The Human Ethical Challenge

Part 2. Telecare Phenomenology
3. A Cross-Dimensional Look at the 'Patient Experience'.
4. The Patient Experience Under Telemonitoring
5. The Person Standing the Test of Digital Clocks
6. Experiential knowledge of the 'Subject of Care

Part 3. Toward an Ethics of “Time-sensitive” Telecare'
7. Subjectivising the Future: or the 'Patient Project' Temporality
8. 'Chrono-Sensitivity': From Concepts to Ethics


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About the Author

Philippe Bardy

Philippe Bardy, Senior Lecturer of English at Paris Descartes University (France)

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Senior Lecturer of English, Paris Descartes University, France

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