New technologies and human dignity in current medicine
Keywords:Dignity, Digital medicine, Surveillance capitalism, Technology
This paper addresses the problems and challenges posed by the development of digital medicine as seen from the perspective of the medical humanities. Beyond the obvious advantages of technological innovation, the paper emphasizes the importance of an in-depth debate on the risks of patient quantification and growing inequalities. The education of new health professionals is a key element for the success of this debate.
Pace J. The concept of digital capitalism. Commun Theory. 2018;28(3):254-69.
Ferraris M. Total mobilization. The Monist. 2014;97(2):200-21.
Ferraris M, Torrengo G. Documentality: A theory of social reality. Rivista di Estetica. 2014;57:11-27.
Ferraris M. Scrittura, archiscrittura, pensiero. Estetica. 2010;44:45-60.
Morozov E. Socialize the data centres! New Left Review. 2015;91:45-66.
Fuchs C. Theorising and analysing digital labour: From global value chains to modes of production. The Political Economy of Communication. 2013;2(1):3–27.
Fraysse O. Is the Concept of Rent Relevant to a Discussion of Surplus Value in the Digital World? In: Fisher E, Fuchs C, editors. Reconsidering Value and Labour in the Digital Age. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2015:172–87.
Fuchs C. Digital prosumption labour on social media in the context of the capitalist regime of time. Time & Society. 2014;23(1):97-123.
Fuchs C, Sevignani S. What is digital labour? What is digital work? What’s their difference? And why do these questions matter for understanding social media? tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 2013;11(2):237–93.
Jimenez Gonzalez A. Tech power: a critical approach to digital corporations. TEKN. 2020;17(1):77-85.
Zuboff S. The age of surveillance capitalism: The fight for a human future at the new frontier of power. New York: Public Affairs; 2018.
Elenko E, Underwood L, Zohar D. Defining digital medicine. Nat Biotechnol. 2015;33(5):456-61.
Topol EJ. Transforming Medicine via Digital Innovation. Sci Transl Med. 2010;2(16):1-4.
Rohatagi S, Profit D, Hatch A, Zhao C, Docherty JP, Peters-Strickland TS. Optimization of a digital medicine system in psychiatry. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016;77(09):1101–7.
Morozov E. To save everything, click here: the folly of technological solutionism. New York: PublicAffairs; 2013.
Chochinov HM. Dignity and the essence of medicine: the A, B, C, and D of dignity conserving care. BMJ. 2007;335(7612):184-7.
Parsons A, Hooker C. Dignity and Narrative Medicine. J Bioeth Inq. 2010;7(4):345-51.
Kant I. Groundwork for the metaphysics of morals. Wood AW, editor. New Haven: Yale University Press; 2002.
Barba del Horno M. Field, connection and inequality. Towards a political economy of practices in the era of digital capitalism. TEKN. 2020;17(2):121-30.[Spanish]
Mann M, Mitchell P, Foth M, Anastasiu I. #BlockSidewalk to Barcelona: Technological sovereignty and the social license to operate smart cities. J Assoc Inf Sci Technol. 2020;71(9):1103-15.
Morozov E, Bria F. Rethinking the Smart City. Democratizing Urban Technology. New York: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung; 2018.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2021 Mosè Cometta
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Articles published in the journal RHiME are covered by the Creative Commons License [Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)]
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after publication in the Journal, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as greater citation of published work.