The Ethics Blog

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

Tag: cultural sensitivity

Ethical questions raised by experiencing another culture (By Amal Matar)

When I first moved to Sweden, I was pretty excited to explore a new country and experience Swedish culture and life. In many ways I had not expected the extent of the difference between what I was familiar with and Swedish culture. I assumed, naively, that I would be in a familiar setting because I […]

The Ebola epidemic also created an epidemic of rumors

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa in 2014 was fought with scientific, medical knowledge about the virus. But for that knowledge to be translated into practice, good communication with the people in the affected areas was needed. Joachim Allgaier and Anna Lydia Svalastog describe how communication was hampered by the fact that […]

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