Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems

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Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems The deaths of Scott Jerome-Parks and Alexandra Jn-Charles, both patients of New York City hospitals, are prime examples of radiation treatments going awry. Jerome-Parks worked in southern Manhattan near the site of the World Trade Center attacks, and suspected that the tongue cancer he developed later was related to toxic dust that he came in contact with after the attacks. His prognosis was uncertain at first, but he had some reason to be optimistic, given the quality of the treatment provided by state-of-the-art linear accelerators at St. Vincent’s Hospital, which he selected for his treatment. But after receiving erroneous dosages of radiation several times, his condition drastically worsened. For the most part, state-of-the-art linear accelerators do in fact provide effective and safe care for cancer patients, and Americans safely receive an increasing amount of medical radiation each year. Radiation helps to diagnose and treat all sorts of
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course ITC 020 taught by Professor Abcd during the Spring '12 term at Andrew Jackson.

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