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Disability, Health, and the Aims of Medicine
People with disabilities can be healthy, even perfectly healthy. What does this teach us about health, and about health promotion as an aim of medicine and public health policy? In this talk, I explore how insights from ...
The Ethics of Pandemics_ An Expert, Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion
Pandethics: An Expert Panel on Ethical Issues in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Bold New Neuroscience; Brave New Neuroethics?
Prof. James Giordano provides insight to newly emerging tools and techniques of the brain sciences, and discusses the ethical issues they generate - and possible methods of addressing and resolving these questions and ...
Data and Digital Ethics
Novel data and new data analytics, including machine learning, are transforming society, including in clinical and public health. These advances hold potential for both promise and peril. This presentation will outline ...
The Visiting Researcher Program and Bioethics Education
Laura Bishop speaks about the KIE's Visiting Researcher program that began when the Institute was founded and continues to the present day. She also mentions the KIE's work in education at the graduate, professional, and ...
Discontinuing Life Support - What to Stop and When to Stop It
In this lecture, we will consider the ethical principles and practical aspects of withdrawing life-sustaining treatments in cases of critically ill patients for whom such interventions are realized to have no benefit. The ...
André Hellegers & Early Years of Kennedy Institute of Ethics
André E. Hellegers, a Dutch-born obstetrician and gynecologist, was the founder and first director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. From 1964 on, André developed an intense interest in the ethical questions surrounding ...
A Nonideal Theory of Sexual Consent
This paper explores how and when consent to sex can be possible for people whose decisional autonomy is compromised, such as people with moderate dementia and people in unequal power relationships. It argues that the ...
Moral Distress and Entangled Experience
Moral Distress is a core topic in clinical ethics. Ethicists are called to move past the challenges of ethical dilemmas to address the personal, social and organizational constraints that influence individual and professional ...
A Review on Clinical Ethics Committees and Clinical Ethics Consultation
Hospital Ethics Committees (HECs) are developing a stronger presence of clinical ethics in the hospital through more proactive and efficient clinical consultation services.