A seminar series exploring ethics in digital health and care.

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Intro

The Digital Humanity in Health and Care was a series of three seminars which took place in 2017. The initiative was collaboration between mHabitat and the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. In each seminar we explored contemporary dilemmas around ethics, morals and humanity in a digital age. The three sessions explored policyleadership and citizens respectively.

The sessions brought together people across the spectrum of those accessing health and care services, practitioners, policy makers, digital designers, tech organisations and regular people.

The overarching questions threading through the series were these:

  • What does digital humanity look like? And what does it look like in relation to health and care and in relation to the axes below of policy, leadership and citizenship?
  • Where is digital humanity in health and care? Is it, and could it be in systems? If it is in the human, then is this enough in a changing landscape?
  • How can we be digitally humane? What everyday, digital, connective or community actions or reflections can we make or do?

We derived insights about the civil and societal impacts of digital technologies in health and care through this deliberative approach bringing together diverse actors in the field.

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Learning Points

We produced a summary paper from each workshop which you can find on the mHabitat open library here.

Feedback

“I was delighted to be asked to speak at the #Citizen Digital Humanity in Health seminar about online social networks and citizen participation in the health sphere. I shared my learning that Twitter can be a wonderful kind place of sharing, learning from my  peers being supported and supporting others but you can get overwhelmed so learning about 'digital boundaries' was crucial for me . Learning when to step away from arguments that go nowhere or people that just want to vent at you because they can. Looking after yourself is crucial. Having an opportunity to discuss and debate the wider societal impacts of social media and the internet in health is highly valuable.”

- Sue Sibbald, Service User Consultant, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.

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