Category: Ethics and Law

Data Protection Is a Mental Health Issue For Young People

In 2018, a Melbourne high school mistakenly released the personal digital records of hundreds of students. Among the records were details of students’ “mental health conditions, medications, learning and behavioural difficulties”. This was bad enough but globally breaches of privacy like

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Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health

The WHO guidance on Ethics & Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health is the product of eighteen months of deliberation amongst leading experts in ethics, digital technology, law, human rights, as well as experts from Ministries of Health.  While new technologies that

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Digital Mental Health and Digital Therapeutic Alliance

The therapeutic alliance [1], a measure of the quality of a therapist’s relationship with their client/patient, has been linked to the efficacy of psychological treatment and positive therapeutic outcomes. Many people are now turning to online and digital choices as

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Global eMental Health Series: Webinar 8

 11-May-2021  Webinars The global expansion of eMental Health initiatives brings new ethical and legal challenges. eMental Health initiatives can clearly promote wellbeing and human flourishing. But as with all technological or therapeutic advances, attention must be paid to potential harms. How

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