The Implementation of New Technology: Ethical Principles and Ethical Reasoning Elements
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We explored valuable ethical issues on the New Technology Implementation (NTI). A successful approach to assess and manage health-related issues associated with the installation of new technology (specially those related to chemical process industries) requires the integration of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication procedures on an overall process to address the specific concerns. Although the literature about risk assessment, risk management and risk communication is increasing, relatively little has been done in attempting to address either their ethical aspects or implications. To facilitate new ways of thinking, New Technology Implementation and its integration with risk communication based on ethical principles is necessary. Established utilitarian, deontological and informed consent principles are shown to be applicable to the integration of NTI and risk communication strategies. The feedback control about risk communication strategy is crucial to obtain an adequate integration. Further expanded research effort to give adequate insight into the social process of these ideas is necessary.