The Ethics Blog

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

Author: jessicanihlenfahlquist

Why should we care about the environment and climate change?

To most of us, it is self-evident that we, as human beings and societies, should care about the environment and climate change. Greta Thunberg has, in a remarkable way, spurred political interest and engagement in climate change. This effort has affected our thoughts and emotions concerning environmental policy. However, when we dig deeper into the […]

Promoting public health requires responsibility, compassion and humility

Public health focuses on the prevention of disease and the promotion of health on a collective level, that is, the health of the population. This distinguishes public health from medical care and the doctor-patient relationship. In a clinical setting, the doctor discusses treatments with the patient directly and risks and benefits are assessed in relation […]

Trust, responsibility and the Volkswagen scandal

Volkswagen’s cheating with carbon emissions attracted a lot of attention this autumn. It has been suggested that the cheating will lead to a decrease in trust for the company, but also for the industry at large. That is probably true. But, we need to reflect on the value of trust, what it is and why […]

Risks are not just about numbers

On a daily basis, we are informed about risks. The media tell us that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and that we can reduce the risk of Alzheimers by eating the right kind of food. We are confronted with the potential danger of nanoparticles and mobile phone radiation. Not to mention the never […]

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