A patient with schizophrenia approached me about about a tehcnology innovation he created to help manage his care. The patient has no comemrical interests in this innovation, which is essentially a digil tally counter to count how many voices he hears per day and how that chnages with medicatios. His story and use of technology use makes for an interesting case report which highlights how patients with serious mental illness can have an importnat role in health tehcnology. This patient is very open about his diagnosis and has publically posted his name and diagnoisis on several internet forums and wesbites. Together we met several times and co-wrote a case report based on his technology use.
I am writing the group as my question is are there any ethical concerns I have not considered in seeking to publish this case report as co-authors. I have never seen this done before for serious mental illness and so wanted to check with CORE members to get feedback.