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Contact Details

Email
tania.moerenhout@otago.ac.nz
Position
Lecturer
Department
Bioethics Centre
Qualifications
MD, MPhil, PhD
Research summary
Ethics and philosophy of digital medical technologies, patient-provider relationship, primary care
Teaching
  • Digital Health
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Tutoring Early Professional Experience
Memberships
  • WONCA: Executive member of the WONCA Working Party on Ethical Issues
  • ASBH: Member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • ESPMH: Member of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare
Clinical
Tania works as a general practitioner since 2009. She has continued to work part-time as a clinician since the start of her PhD project in 2015. In Dunedin, she works 2 days a week in a GP clinic.

Research

Tania's research interests focus on ethical questions related to the use of digital technology in medicine. Her PhD examined the impact of digital information exchange through electronic health records and patient portal systems on patient autonomy and the patient-doctor relationship. She has also collaborated on a project exploring ethical considerations of incidental and secondary findings in genetic testing.

Currently, the increase in remote consultations in primary care (through telephone or video calls) deserves more attention, as many ethical questions related to this practice remain unanswered. Furthermore, she examines ethical challenges of nursing home care and the development and use of assistive technology for elderly.

Additional details

Tania welcomes proposals for postgraduate studies in the field of ethics of emerging technologies in medicine.

Publications

Moerenhout, T., Nadal, C., Al Ali, A., & Aziz, T. (2023). Active patient participation in the electronic health record: Ethical and professional considerations [Workshop]. Australian Journal of General Practice, (Suppl. 2), (pp. 93). Retrieved from https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/home Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Moerenhout, T., & Gabriels, K. (2022). Water use as remote monitoring technology: An ethical analysis [Extended abstract]. In J. Koskinen, K. K. Kimppa, O. Heimo, J. Naskali, S. Ponkala & M. M. Rantanen (Eds.), Proceedings of the ETHICOMP Conference: Effectiveness of ICT Ethics: How do We Help Solve Ethical Problems in the Field of ICT? (pp. 528-532). Turku, Finland: University of Turku. Retrieved from https://sites.utu.fi/ethicomp2022/ Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Moerenhout, T. (2022, December). Can ethical technology assessment help create better digital health tools? An analysis of virtual consultations as a case study. Verbal presentation at the Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Moerenhout, T. (2022, June-July). How can we make virtual care good care? An ethical analysis of virtual-only consultation services and lessons for general practice. Verbal presentation at the 27th WONCA Europe Conference, London, UK. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Moerenhout, T., & Shaarani, I. (2022, June-July). Teaching ethics to medical students: Where are we and where do we go from here? A journey to a core curriculum in medical ethics. Verbal presentation at the 27th WONCA Europe Conference, London, UK. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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