Lectures and seminars Hybrid seminar Karolinska Institutet's Ethics Council

26-04-2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Eva & Georg Klein, Biomedicum

Ethics in the shadows - do we lack an ethical preparedness for health crises?

Now when Covid-19 is no longer classified as a dangerous disease with comprehensive implications for the Swedish society and the Corona Commission has presented its final report, it may be time to consider what ethical lessons we can draw from this health crisis?

  • How have the ethical trade-offs been made in Sweden during the corona crisis?
  • Ethical principles were used when authorities and decision-makers decided on different measures and, if so, which ones?
  • Do we have sufficient ethical preparedness for the next health crisis?

Invited speakers:

  • Ole Petter Ottersen, vice-chancellor, Karolinska Institute
  • Erica Falkenström, researcher, Institute for Future Studies: “The Swedish pandemic preparedness from an organizational ethics perspective"
  • Lars Sandman, professor of health care ethics and director of the Prioritization Center, Linköpings University: "The ethical platform - support or obstacles in health crises?"
  • Camilla Lif, priest, and former member of the Corona Commission: "The incomprehensible fear of talk about ethics"

Seminar leader is Krister Bykvist, Professor in practical philosophy, Stockholm University.

The seminar ends with a panel discussion moderated by Professor Anna Mia Ekström with an open subsequent question time.

The seminar will be conducted in Swedish with digital simultaneous interpretation into English.

No pre-registration required.


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