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Title: Ethical issues in designing interventions for behavioural change
Authors: Jun, Gyuchan Thomas
Carvalho, Fernando
Sinclair, Neil
Keywords: Behavioural change
Ethics
Healthcare
Design participation
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by the Design Research Society
Citation: JUN, G.T., CARVALHO, F. and SINCLAIR, N., 2018. Ethical issues in designing interventions for behavioural change. Presented at the Design Research Society 2018 (DRS2018), Limerick, Republic of Ireland, 25th to 28th June 2018.
Abstract: This paper reflects on fundamental ethical issues concerning designing for behavioural change, in order to raise questions about the factors that should be considered by design practitioners when developing interventions. It draws on existing literature on philosophical ethics, moral psychology and design. It proposes a list of ethical questions and considerations to be made throughout the design process. A case study addressing behavioural changes in antibiotics prescriptions (for Urinary Tract Infections) was carried out to demonstrate how the ethical questions identified are asked and considered. We provide a framework for addressing these issues with the hope that it will help minimise the risk of problematic and unethical intervention design processes.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Design Society under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/32265
Publisher Link: http://www.drs2018limerick.org/participation/proceedings
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