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  • Added04/24/2020

    This introduction to the Therac-25 case is for teachers of the case and provides a guide to the case from the inside or from the teacher’s perspective.

    Year 2003
  • Added04/24/2020

    The case narrative materials provide only information up until the time of the accidents. This nicely puts students in the decision maker's seat, but one is left wondering what decisions actually were made by the main actors. This document provides answers to those questions.

    Year 2003
  • Added04/24/2020

    The safety of the Therac-25 is not really a property of the machine alone. Accidents that go unreported contribute to (or at least fail to stop) later accidents. When the TV camera in the room is unplugged, the operator cannot see that the patient is in trouble. So safety is really a property of the entire technical and social system (socio-technical system). In a similar manner, an ethical analysis of the issues in this case requires an awareness of the entire socio-technical system.

    Year 2003
Cite this page: "Research Ethics" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 9/18/2015 OEC Accessed: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 <www.onlineethics.org/29524/Research-Ethics>