Ethics in Informatics: The Intersection of Nursing, Ethics, and Information Technology
Leah L. Curtin ScD (H), RN, FAAN

Nursing Administration Quarterly
December 2005 
Volume 29  Number 4
Pages 349 - 352
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Curtin, Leah L. ScD (H), RN, FAAN

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health, Ohio. Dr Curtin is also the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Systems Management and senior partner in Metier Consultants. Corresponding author: Leah L. Curtin, ScD (H), RN, FAAN, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health, Cincinnati, OH (e-mail:

THE ethical questions posed by technology are fundamentally human questions—almost all of which have to do with how humans choose to use, or to abuse , the powers of technology. Let us take, for example, the much discussed, and now highly regulated, issue of information technologies and privacy. People have been snooping into other people's business—and other people have been trying to stop them—since the dawn of time. I can almost see a neolithic voyeur peeking around the huge pillars of Stonehenge to get a better look! ...

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