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Beyond fake and real: exploring the world of genuine fakes with Patricia Kingori

What does a Gucci suit made in China have in common with a synthetic diamond or a forged painting?

Peer Support Training for Adolescents During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University, Imperial College London and two third-sector organisations, The McPin Foundation and Youth Era are collaborating to co-design and deliver online peer support training for young people aged 16-18 years old in the UK.

The impacts of exercise restriction and prescription on mental health during, and after, the UK lockdown

In this week’s session, we will look at ways in which the lockdown measures restricting exercise on the one hand, and recommendations encouraging exercise on the other hand, impact mental health challenges in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ethical problems emerging from this topic are many and complex, including issues regarding triggering, risk assessment, access to support, and long-term effects which are still difficult to anticipate.

Measuring the measures: how can we, and should we, assess the physical and mental health impact of exercise restrictions in the past, the present, and the future?

In this session, we will look at ways to assess physical and mental health outcomes in the context of the COVID-19 lockdown. In the light of these tools, we will discuss the ethical weight and imperatives of exercise restriction: is it feasible to assess the impact of lockdown measures specifically tied to exercise restrictions in a valid way? Which parameters should be included, and why? The effectiveness of the restrictions, and the balance of risks and benefits they entail, will determine the morality and acceptability of lockdowns now and in the future.

What are the current UK lockdown measures, and how should we interpret them?

A bird’s eye view on the ethics of exercise during COVID-19 lockdown measures

Covid19 - Should doctors and nurses keep working if they lack personal protective equipment?

In this episode of 'Thinking out loud' with Katrien Devolder from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, Professor Udo Schüklenk argues that it is morally permissible for doctors, nurses and other care workers to stop working if they lack PPE (personal protective equipment).

National Ethics Framework For Use in Acute Paediatric Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic

Dominic Wilkinson from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics has led a UK ethical framework for treatment decisions in acute paediatric settings during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Professor Wilkinson produced the framework along with RCPCH Clinical Lead, Dr Mike Linney, Chair of RCPCH Ethics and Law Committee.

Is the coronavirus pandemic worse for women?

In this episode of 'Thinking out loud' with Katrien Devolder from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, Dr Agomoni Ganguli Mitra talks about how pandemics increase existing inequalities in societies.

Invalids on the Move: In conversation with Sally Shuttleworth and Erica Charters

In this live event organised by the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), Erica Charters and Sally Shuttleworth take a look, both serious and light-hearted, at the treatment of health and disease in the past, in particular the period from the eighteenth to nineteenth centuries when invalids were actively encouraged to travel.

Covid 19 | Triage in an Italian ICU During the Pandemic

In this episode of 'Thinking out loud', Katrien Devolder and Dr Marco Vergano, intensive care specialist and Chair of the Ethics Section of the Italian Society for Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, talk about triage in the ICU during the Coronavirus pandemic, and the moral burden this causes.

What caused the coronavirus pandemic? Interview with Peter Singer.

In this episode of 'Thinking out loud' Katrien Devolder from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, talks to philosopher Peter Singer about the causes of the coronavirus outbreak and what ought to be done to prevent future pandemics.

Thinking Out Loud: Corona Edition

In this episode of 'Thinking out loud' Katrien Devolder from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, announces a new Thinking Out Loud video series with philosophers and other experts discussing ethical issues raised by the corona-crisis.

COVID-19: Insights from history

Self-isolation, lock-downs, economic chaos and closed borders: responses to today’s COVID-19 pandemic have their roots in history. In the past, there has also been panic-buying, attempted flight, fake news, quack remedies, beleaguered health authorities and a race for vaccines – all in the face of millions of deaths.

Infectious disease experts provide evidence for a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing

A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University are supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing. If rapidly and widely deployed, the infectious disease experts believe such an app could significantly help to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Action needed to ensure research is carried out ethically in global health emergencies

Governments, funders, and research bodies must take action to ensure that research is undertaken ethically during global health emergencies, says a new report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Bioethics Game Launch

NEUROSEC (Neuroscience, Ethics and Society) launches bioethics game about digital phenotyping and mental health. 'Tracing Tomorrow' is a digital game prototype which investigates young people's values and preferences in the context of digital phenotyping for mental health in schools.

‘Moralidade e emoções’ – BeGOOD in Brazil

In December 2019, BeGOOD post-doc Dr Gabriela Pavarini led a course ‘Moralidade e emoções’ (Morality and Emotions) for post-graduate students at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos. Here, one of the students, Ramon Marin, gives a brief account of the course.

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