The Legal and Ethical Aspects of Telemedicine
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 1998; 4 (Suppl. 1): 95-97.
The medical challenge presented by telemedicine is for doctors to find satisfactory ways of doing their jobs from a distance. The legal and ethical challenge presented by telemedicine is to ensure that the very highest standards are met from the outset. This can be achieved only by the legal and medical professions learning to combine their expertise, rather than by the former adopting the adversarial stance that has come to punctuate its relationship with the latter in recent years.
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Stanberry, Ben (1998)This paper reviews the difficulties raised by the need to obtain valid consent from telemedicine patients to the treatment that they receive and evaluates the legal principles that the courts will apply to an allegation of ...