A Fuzzy-Cognitive-Maps Approach to Decision-Making in Medical Ethics

2022 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE) (2022)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Although machine intelligence is increasingly employed in healthcare, the realm of decision-making in medical ethics remains largely unexplored from a technical perspective. We propose an approach based on fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs), which builds on Beauchamp and Childress’ prima-facie principles. The FCM’s weights are optimized using a genetic algorithm to provide recommendations regarding the initiation, continuation, or withdrawal of medical treatment. The resulting model approximates the answers provided by our team of medical ethicists fairly well and offers a high degree of interpretability. Possible applications of such a system include informal guidance on medical ethics dilemmas as well as educational purposes.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 83,948

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Handbook of Analytic Philosophy of Medicine.Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh - 2015 - Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer.
Rule based fuzzy cognitive maps and natural language processing in machine ethics.Rollin M. Omari & Masoud Mohammadian - 2016 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 14 (3):231-253.
Towards a Design Science of Ethical Decision Support.Kieran Mathieson - 2007 - Journal of Business Ethics 76 (3):269-292.
Two examples of decision support in the law.István Borgulya - 1999 - Artificial Intelligence and Law 7 (2-3):303-321.
Fuzzy cognitive maps and neutrosophic cognitive maps.Vasantha Kandasamy & B. W. - 2003 - Phoenix: Xiquan. Edited by Florentin Smarandache.
The Role of Emotions in Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making.J. A. Marcum - 2013 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 38 (5):501-519.
AI ethics and the banality of evil.Payman Tajalli - 2021 - Ethics and Information Technology 23 (3):447-454.


Added to PP

21 (#573,821)

6 months
6 (#145,823)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Lukas J. Meier
Cambridge University

Citations of this work

Add more citations