Is It Ethical to Use Prognostic Estimates from Machine Learning to Treat Psychosis?
AMA Journal of Ethics, September 2018
Machine learning is a method for predicting clinically relevant variables, such as opportunities for early intervention, potential treatment response, prognosis, and health outcomes. This commentary examines the following ethical questions about machine learning in a case of a patient with new onset psychosis: (1) When is clinical innovation ethically acceptable? (2) How should clinicians communicate with patients about the ethical issues raised by a machine learning predictive model?
|Members of the public||19||59%|
|Practitioners (doctors, other healthcare professionals)||4||13%|
|Science communicators (journalists, bloggers, editors)||2||6%|
|Readers by professional status||Count||As %|
|Student > Ph. D. Student||4||20%|
|Student > Master||3||15%|
|Student > Doctoral Student||3||15%|
|Lecturer > Senior Lecturer||2||10%|
|Readers by discipline||Count||As %|