The Ethics Blog

A blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Month: November 2018

Dissertation on the decision not to resuscitate

Since the beginning of this blog, I have had the opportunity to write about Mona Pettersson’s research, which deals with decisions in cancer care not to resuscitate terminally ill patients through cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The physician makes the decision, if the patient has a too bad prognosis and is too weak to survive the treatment with […]

Contemplative conversations

When we face new sensitive and worrying issues, there is an instinctive reaction: this must be debated! But is debate always the right way, if we want to take human concerns seriously? That some are worried about new research and technology, is a fact. That others are not worried, is also a fact. Suppose these […]

International brain initiatives need cultural awareness

Today, billions of research dollars are being invested in developing huge research collaborations about the human brain. Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea and the United States have their own brain initiatives. In Europe, the Human Brain Project has a total budget of around one billion euros over a ten-year period, 2013-2023. Scientific research is often seen […]