1. Describe and support your view of the moral status of CDS and Big Data in terms of one of the following:
CDS and Big Data are value neutral They are passive, like TV or radio, such that they are not good or bad in themselves. The systems are value neutral and raise no ethical issues. Ethical scrutiny is appropriate only when evaluation the uses to which they are put.
CDS and Big Data are value laden They are designed for a specific purpose, like a hand gun, and once we are aware of that purpose we must examine the intent of the designer and manufacturer to determine the values instilled into the technology.
CDS and Big Data are shared-value entities --The systems are a complex network of technologies, data, and values, such that moral responsibility should be assigned to all who build and use them.
2. In what ways do evidence-based medicine and CDSs promote ethical values of clinical professions in the delivery of care and in which ways do they detract from them?
3. Are there healthcare-related tasks that computers should never be permitted to perform even if the machine were more accurate, precise, and reliable than a human?