Exploration of Cyberethics in Health Professions Education: A Scoping Review

Jennie C. De Gagne, Eunji Cho, Paige S. Randall, Hyeyoung Hwang, Emily Wang, Leeho Yoo, Sandy Yamane, Leila S. Ledbetter, Dukyoo Jung

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As digital technologies rapidly integrate into Health Professions Education (HPE), understanding cyberethics is increasingly crucial. This scoping review explores the pedagogy of cyberethics in HPE, highlighting a significant gap in explicit definitions and conceptualizations. Additionally, the absence of specific theoretical frameworks in most documents raises concerns about research progression. Only four articles introduce educational interventions in cyberethics, indicating a promising avenue for future research. While comprehensive search methods are employed, limitations, including language biases, exist. Future investigations should broaden the discourse to encompass ethical implications of emerging technologies within HPE. Cultivating comprehensive, culturally sensitive, and inclusive guidelines is vital for ethical digital practices in the health care community.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7048
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 2023

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  • cultural sensitivity
  • cybercivility
  • cyberethics
  • digital professionalism
  • e-professionalism
  • emerging technologies
  • health professions education
  • pedagogy
  • scoping review
  • theoretical frameworks


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