ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF DESIGN PRACTICES. THE CASE OF INDUSTRIALLY MANUFACTURED PATIENT CLOTHING IN FINLAND.

SONJA ILTANEN

Abstract


In the following article, we describe the actors and practices influencing design of patient clothing in Finland. We also discuss the ethical dimensions and issues that can be identified in this process and in decisions concerning patient clothing. In our data, designing patient clothing is represented as a highly complex net of conflicting needs. According to our findings ethical issues in patient design were associated with ethical principles of efficiency, beneficence, privacy and autonomy.


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