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Ethical Issues in Technology Use

Clara Berridge, PhD, MSW

University of Washington

Associate Professor

School of Social Work


University of Washington

Adjunct Associate Professor

Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify what’s at stake for people living with dementia in decisions about using various digital technologies to support care at home
  • Explain how value tensions and ethical issues arise in practice when these technologies are introduced and used
  • Discuss both barriers and the importance of engaging people living with dementia in decisions about how technology is used in their care

[From the Spring 2024 Dementia Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]