The National Board of Health and Welfare, one of Sweden’s main agencies for handling the COVID-19 pandemic, brought in philosophers in to help them design new guidelines for priority-setting in medical care and the rationing of healthcare resources. (more…)
The Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has received a $15 million donation to “to support the education and training of future leaders in the field of bioethics” and create the Ruth R. Faden Endowment for Education in Bioethics.
What medical ethics needs is more and better philosophy—and a return to the adventurousness and originality of its pioneering days. There have been successes—euthanasia and better treatment of animals to mention just two. But the field has in many ways dried up or become dominated by moralists bent on protecting privacy and confidentiality at great cost and ‘getting..