- Computer games can be useful tools for treatment of physical, cognitive and behavioural occupational performance components (Verdonck and Ryan, 2008).
There is the issue of informed consent with websites such as facebook or bebo where people can post photos and comments about others without their permission. this also raises the issue of privacy because in some cases people wont know there has been images and comments posted about them therefore they are unable to take any action against it from happening.
What is Social Justice?
"In essence, social justice is concerned with equal justice, not just in the courts, but in all aspects of society. This concept demands that people have equal rights and opportunities; everyone, from the poorest person on the margins of society to the wealthiest deserves an even playing field" (Wisegeek, 2011).
"Informed consent is a legal procedure to ensure that a patient or client knows all of the risks and costs involved in a treatment. The elements of informed consents include informing the client of the nature of the treatment, possible alternative treatments, and the potential risks and benefits of the treatment. In order for informed consent to be considered valid, the client must be competent and the consent should be given voluntarily" (About.com.psychology, 2011).
My understanding of informed consent in relation to IT in an OT practice is that the therapist has an obligation to outline and provide extra information if needed about the treatment plan they have for their client. For example if a therapist was to use a Brian training program that came in the form of a game, the therapist would have to explain the pros and cons of this tool. For instance the risk of addiction to the computer game.