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  • ETH7: Does the implementation or use of STS affect the user´s moral, religious or cultural integrity?
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Does the implementation or use of STS affect the user´s moral, religious or cultural integrity?

Authors: Plamen Dimitrov, Gottfried Endel, Anelia Koteva

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The accessible literature that has been reviewed suggests no answer to this question, but here probably could be drawn an analogy with the reflections made in the paper on Alzheimer’s disease therapy.

Given the widespread use of mobile phones as of today, smartphones, respectively, it is unlikely, however, still possible that with regard to some ethnic groups, cultures and religious movements, the application of the technology might be problematic because of their denial or non-acceptance of new technologies, or since traditional decisions as to one’s relatives’ health should be made by the family, not by the patient alone. In this aspect, a conflict may be expected regarding the autonomy of the patient, resulting in its reduction. Therefore, individual autonomy depends largely on the people around him/her, their affiliation to a particular social group or community and cultural values, as well.

Dimitrov P et al. Result Card ETH7 In: Dimitrov P et al. Ethical analysis In: Jefferson T, Cerbo M, Vicari N [eds.]. Structured telephone support (STS) for adult patients with chronic heart failure [Core HTA], Agenas - Agenzia nazionale per i servizi sanitari regionali ; 2015. [cited 16 June 2021]. Available from: http://corehta.info/ViewCover.aspx?id=305