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CARING FUTURES: a study protocol for transdisciplinary qualitative research on technology-mediated care practices and theory development for ethics of care.

  • Academic Journal
  • Ramvi E; Department of Caring and Ethics, The Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
    Gripsrud BH; Department of Caring and Ethics, The Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.
    Hellstrand I; Centre for Gender Studies, Universitetet i Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.
    Gjerstad B; Department of Social Studies, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.
    Vagli ÅE; Department for Media and Social Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.
  • BMJ open [BMJ Open] 2021 Sep 13; Vol. 11 (9), pp. e054458. Date of Electronic Publication: 2021 Sep 13.
  • English
  • Introduction: The world's population is ageing. As older persons live longer and increase in number, society faces a greater disease burden and, in public welfare, a corresponding resource deficit. New technology is one solution to this deficit but there is scarce knowledge about ethical aspects of such innovations in care practices. In CARING FUTURES, we address this scarcity by interrogating how new technology in care can become ethically sound and, correspondingly, how ethics of care can become more technology aware. Our concern is to protect quality care for the future.
    Methods and Analysis: CARING FUTURES advances transdisciplinarity through knowledge exchange around technology-mediated care and ethics of care, involving key stakeholders. We rely on established and innovative methods to generate experience-near and practice-near knowledge. Through this empirical research, we seek to expand understanding of technology-mediated care and to enrich ethics of care theory.
    Ethics and Dissemination: Empirical studies have been approved or await approval by national ethics committees. CARING FUTURES is designed to create societal impact through Knowledge Transfer Events targeting stakeholders in health, care and welfare, and Educational Packages for students of care-providing knowledge-exchange forums for future academics and practitioners of care. The project's societal impact is also ensured in that participating researchers are also practitioners and/or educators of care personnel for the future. Project findings will be disseminated through scientific publications and conference presentations. Through communication in both traditional and digital media platforms, we engage in dialogues between researchers, user groups, policy makers and the wider public.
    Competing Interests: Competing interests: None declared.
    (© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2021. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.)
Additional Information
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd Country of Publication: England NLM ID: 101552874 Publication Model: Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 2044-6055 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 20446055 NLM ISO Abbreviation: BMJ Open Subsets: MEDLINE
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Keywords: ethics (see medical ethics); qualitative research; quality in health care
Date Created: 20210914 Date Completed: 20211102 Latest Revision: 20211102