The 10cm (4") wand can be activated with a swiping motion in any direction, registering the action by the bending of the spring-loaded wand.
This switch is especially useful for those with poor motor control.
What ethical implications arise from the capturing, sharing and transferring of information via IT devices (e.g. mobile phones) or systems (e.g. internet)?
When capturing someone/information, informed consent should always be given, as there is always a chance, that the information can be seen my others. Communication can never be regarded as entirely safe. When sending a picture from one phone to another, there is always the chance, that others might intercept, intentionally or not.
Provide a definition of Computer Ethics (APA required)
"Computer ethics is a branch of practical philosophy which deals with how computing professionals should make decisions regarding professional and social conduct."
Retrieved on May, 28 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_ethics.
Provide a defintion of Intellectual Property (APA reference required)
"Intellectual property (IP) is a legal field that refers to creations of the mind such as musical, literary, and artistic works; inventions; and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce, including copyrights, trademarks, patents, and related rights."
Retrieved on May, 28 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property.
Provide a defintion of Social Justice (APA reference required).
"Social justice refers to the concept of a society in which justice is achieved in every aspect of society, rather than merely the administration of law. The term can be amorphous and refer to sometimes self-contradictory values of justice."
Retrieved on May, 28 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice.
Provide a definition of Informed Consent (APA reference required).
"Informed consent is a legal condition whereby a person can be said to have given consent based upon an appreciation and understanding of the facts and implications of an action."
Retrieved on May, 28 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informed_consent.
In your own words briefly summarise why (or why not) a greater understanding of ITC and the ethical issues it encompasses will help us in our practice and daily lives.
To be able to practice safely and competently, we should be familiar with the legal rights of our patients/clients. To be able to provide the best possible intervention, we should be "up to date" with the very rich and popular resources of IT.
This blog is about: me and my second year as an occupational therapy student and about occupational therapy itself. and occupation and Dunedin. And student life! This class (participation in occupation) is about understanding the relationship between occupation and technology;-) So feel free to post any comment if it is part of your meaningful occupation... we all know how important that is!