News & Events

News and Events

May 1, 2020, 2:00pm

Dr. Nancy Jecker's new book Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age is now available!  In her book, Dr. Jecker coins the term, the life stage relativity of values, to capture the idea that at different stages of our lives, different ethical concerns shift to the foreground. During early life, infants and small children hold dear the value of being cared for and nurtured by someone they trust--and their vulnerability and dependency make these the right values for them.

April 24, 2020, 8:00am

Equality Labs, a political home for South Asian progressives, compiled a Covid-19 Guide in several languages. 
 

DURING A TIME OF UNPRECEDENTED CHANGE AND UNCERTAINTY, WE ARE WORKING TO PROVIDE TOOLS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES TO BUILD COLLECTIVE CARE FOR EACH OTHER AND BECOME MORE RESILIENT.
 

April 2, 2020, 12:00pm

Dr. Gina Campelia co-authored a March 2020 essay "Creating Space for Feminist Ethics in Medical School" in HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum. The essay addresses the mounting reasons medical schools need to examine nontraditional approaches to ethics, such as systems of oppression and their effects medical professionals.

April 1, 2020, 8:30am

Dr. Gina Campelia co-authoried a March 2020 article in Pediatric Ethiscope on the common and distressing challenge of disengagement and non-adherence of adolescents with chronic disease potentially leading to life-threatening complications.

March 31, 2020, 5:30pm

Dr. Malia Fullerton is featured in an article about the genetic afterlives of individuals' DNA. People who donate DNA to ancestry websites or medical databases are inadvertently signing up to a "genetic afterlife" in which intimate details could be revealed after their death, ethicists have warned. Millions have given away swabs containing genetic code to research projects or websites compiling family trees.

March 27, 2020, 2:45pm

Video: Covid-19: Ethics FAQ

 

Provided by Dr. Denise Dudzinski, Chair, Department of Bioethics and Humanities  

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2020, 8:45am

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a severe threat to global public health, and the policy priorities are clear: prevent the virus’ spread and care for those who are affected. But this event also raises a host of ethical questions that you may wish to discuss with your students. Assembled below is a collection of resources that offer accurate, timely information on the virus and attempts to deal with it—some focusing on COVID-19, and some focusing on broader bioethical considerations. 

 

February 13, 2020, 2:00pm

We stand with the University of California-Irvine Center for Medical Humanities in their call for compassion in the face of coronavirus: