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Affect, Value and Decisional Capacity

September 8, 2022

Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duke University https://scholars.duke.edu/person/jen.hawkins Our ability to look after ourselves and promote our own interests can be (and often is) undermined by mental disorder in ways not anticipated by current models of decision-making capacity.  Our standard ways of assessing capacity do not detect all the cases of incapacity they should. In this talk, I … Read more

How to Protect Healthy Volunteers from Exploitation in Biomedical Research?

August 25, 2022

Agenda Workshop Resources To view the workshop recording please visit the Inserm website. PURPOSE: The VolREthics international initiative on ethical issues related with healthy volunteers’ involvement in biomedical research was launched by the Ethics Committee of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm). A first international meeting, held in February 2022 at … Read more

Conceptualizing Culture in Healthcare Contexts: A Theoretical Framework

June 21, 2022

Chair and Professor, Communication Studies University of Minnesota Elaine Hsieh (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004; J.D., University of Oklahoma, 2019) is Chair and Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Minnesota (starting 7/15/2022), and a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An award-winning author, Fulbright Scholar, and NIH-funded researcher, she … Read more

Providing Optimal Care When Providers and Patients Do Not Share the Same Language

June 21, 2022

Chair and Professor, Communication Studies University of Minnesota Elaine Hsieh (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004; J.D., University of Oklahoma, 2019) is Chair and Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Minnesota (starting 7/15/2022), and a Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An award-winning author, Fulbright Scholar, and NIH-funded researcher, she … Read more

Resident Bioethics Interest Group Special Journal Club Session

April 20, 2022

Please join us as we discuss “The Doctor’s Oldest Tool” (Elvin H. Gang, MD, MPH) and consider the “chain of trust” that prompts the author to write: “…Instead of arguing about the veracity of science, perhaps I could simply bear witness, as one human to another.”   Zoom Link Meeting ID: 953 7426 2914 Passcode: … Read more

Ethics in the Healthcare Professions

April 1, 2022

Members of the Hospital Ethics Committee and medical students from the Clinical Ethics Discussion Group, together with the Bioethics Society of UNC, invite you to a conversation focusing on ethical issues of interest to undergraduates considering careers in healthcare. Join us, bring your questions, and participate in a discussion regarding ethics cases such as: How … Read more

2nd Annual UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference

March 30, 2022

The 2nd Annual UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Conference is on the theme of “The Future of Human Nature: Transhumanism, Dehumanization and Virtual Worlds.” The conference is hosted by the Center for Bioethics, the Departments of Philosophy and Psychiatry, the UNC Philosophy and Psychiatry Research Group, and Carolina Seminars. The speakers for the virtual event are: … Read more