News & Events
News and Events
The UW Bioethics & Humanities Equity Diversity & Inclusion Committee is hosting a new monthly antiracism book group for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please join us 1-2 pm the third Thursday of each month (9/17/20-6/17/21)! Sign up to receive email updates from the book group leaders about the readings and discussion materials.
To the UW Bioethics & Humanities Community;
Our country continues to confront the realities of racism engrained in our systems and actualized by individuals. The tragic murder of George Floyd reverberates throughout our society due to its deep connection to systemic oppression and violence faced by Black families in communities across this country, including Seattle.
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.
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.
Apply to our flexible, online program to provide Advanced Training in Healthcare Ethics! Improve patient care, be an ethics committee member, or become an ethics consultant.
Program dates: September 30, 2020-May 25, 2021
Application deadline: September 7, 2020