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Doctors and their conscience

Philosophy 24/7 podcast: Doctors and their conscience!

Should doctors be permitted to refuse performing medical procedures that they believe to be wrong? This is a Philosphy 24/7 podcast with Dominic Wilkinson, Director of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

Responsibility and effort

Philosophy 24/7 podcast with Hannah Maslen: Responsibility and effort

Is it more deserving of praise, when a goal has been achieved under hard strain compared to when it was achieved effortlessly? Hannah Maslen, Deputy Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, discusses the link of responsibility and effort in this Philosophy 24/7 podcast.

Responsibility and addiction

Philosophy 24/7 podcast with Neil Levy: Responsibility and Addiction

In this Philosophy 24/7 podcast, Neil Levy discusses the link between control, responsibility and belief.

Roles responsibilities and the future care of older people

Roles, Responsibilities and the Future Care of Older People: A Cross-Cultural Networking Meeting

Whose responsibility is the care of older adults? Is it the family? Is it the state? Is it the older person herself? How should we respond ethically to the needs of an increasing older population with fewer younger people available to deliver care?

Paternalism and public health challenges to patient autonomy

Philosophy 24/7 podcast with Alberto Giubilini: Paternalism and public health challenges to patient autonomy

Patient autonomy is a core principle of modern medicine. It requires consent from the patient, their parents or their guardian, for any medical procedures to be performed. In this Philosophy 24/7 podcast, Alberto Giubilini from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical ethics discusses whether this principle should always be respected, or if there may be cases of necessary exceptions.

Beyond money conscientious objection in medicine as a conflict of interests

Beyond Money: Conscientious Objection in Medicine as a Conflict of Interests

This is a recording of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities & Ethox Centre seminar, given by Dr Alberto Giubilini.

Eating responsibly

Philosophy 24/7 podcast with Becky Brown: Eating responsibly

Should obese people be held responsible for being overweight? In this podcast, Becky Brown from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities discusses the concept of responsibility, and whether it is a useful tool in determining how to distribute health resources.

Conscientious objection in healthcare and professional obligations

Conscientious objection in healthcare and professional obligations

This is a recording of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities & Ethox Centre seminar, given by Dr Stephen Clarke.

Ghbn what does it mean to you

What has the Global Health Bioethics Network done for you?

Members of the Global Health Bioethics Network share their views about the network, and what it means to them.

Ten ethical flaws in the caster semenya decision on intersex in sport

Ten ethical flaws in the Caster Semenya decision on intersex in sport

Following the ruling of the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) in the case of Caster Semenya, Julian Savulescu from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities outlines 10 ethical flaws in the decision.

In defence of intersex athletes

In Defence of Intersex Athletes

Multiple Olympic and World Champion runner Caster Semenya has lost her case against the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) rules requiring her to take testosterone lowering agents to compete in sports. In this press release, Professor Julian Savulescu from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics discusses this ruling and argues in defence of intersex athletes.

Meat uk vat

Should Meat Be Excluded From the UK’s Value Added Tax?

In this blog post, Adam Shriver from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics discusses possible reasons for potentially including meat from the UK's Value Added Tax (VAT).

Patricias story

Patricia's story: from research assistant to senior academic creating a better culture

Patricia learned early in her career that nothing creative can grow in a negative working environment. But she didn’t let that stand in her way. Now a leader in academia, she is determined to play her part in changing that culture.

The ethics of vaccination

The ethics of vaccination: individual, collective, and institutional responsibilities

In this talk, Dr Alberto Giubilini from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics introduces his latest publication on the ethics of vaccination.

Interview alberto giubilini

Interview with Dr Alberto Giubilini

Why do some people refuse to have their child vaccinated? Are there any good reasons not to vaccinate one’s child? Why should one have one's child vaccinated if this doesn't make a difference to whether the community is protected? Why is vaccinating one’s child an ethical issue? In this interview, Alberto Giubilini and Katrien Devolder from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics discuss these and other questions, which Alberto Giubilini addresses in his new open access book 'The Ethics of Vaccination'.

Human enhancement is it good for society

Human enhancement: is it good for society

A team of international scientists has been investigating new technologies that enhance the physical and cognitive skills of human beings, as well as their development and distribution in society. The researchers say the need to put an appropriate framework in place is becoming increasingly urgent.

Bdi to host epsrc centre for doctoral training in health data science

BDI to host EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Health Data Science

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has funded a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Health Data Science at the University of Oxford. The Centre will be located within the Big Data Institute, and will play a leading role in training the next generation of health data scientists.

Should we use ai to prevent you from getting the blues

Should we use AI to prevent you from getting the blues?

If there was a piece of technology that could help to predict whether you will experience a mental health problem, would you want to know? Would you want your parents, your colleagues, or your school to know? And would you want to know the answer?

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