The Fundació Infermeria i Societat has presented Montse Busquets with its “Close to You” Award(noti)
02 February 2017
She is member of the Board of Trustees the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation
Montse Busquets, a nurse and lecturer in Ethics at the School of Nursing of the University of Barcelona, is also a member of the Board of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation. She has been involved with nurse education since 1983. She was senior editor of the journal "Enfermería Clínica" (published by Doyma) from 1991 to 2003. She is currently a member of the Professional Ethics Committee of the College of Nurses of Barcelona and is a member of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia, where she represents the Council of Colleges of Nurses of Catalonia.
This is the highest prize awarded by the Fundació Infermeria i Societat, and recognizes both individuals and institutions, nationally and internationally, whose work makes the development of the nursing profession possible, and who have made a decisive contribution to raising the profession's profile in the wider society.
Videos of the Ethics and Science Prizes (noti)
02 February 2017
Students and teachers explain their projects
The winners of the third edition of the Ethics and Science Prizes explain the projects they have implemented in their schools.
"Bioethics in the classroom"
IES Elisa y Luis Villamil (Vegadeo), IES Galileo Galilei (Navia) and IES Marqués de Casariego (Tapia de Casariego). First Prize.
"Ethical implications of artificial intelligence"
IES Rosalía de Castro (Santiago de Compostela). Second Prize.
"Earth and humanity: hand in hand"
Antoni Gaudí (Sant Boi de Llobregat). Third Prize.
Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation: new member of the BIB association (noti)
12 January 2017
The Foundation will participate in the working group on Ethics, Safety and Regulation
The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation has joined the Bioinformatics Association of Barcelona (BIB), a nonprofit body that brings together more than 45 institutions, universities, companies and research centres engaged in bioinformatics.
The close links between the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation and Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB) will promote educational initiatives and the discussion and analysis of ethical issues relating to bioinformatics, a discipline that involves the management of personal data that often has implications for the health of individuals concerned, both now and in the future. As a result, it is essential that such data is used responsibly, reconciling care and research needs with safety considerations and respect for privacy.
These issues therefore need to be integrated into training, education and research processes. The BIB's working group on Ethics, Safety and Regulation, of which the Foundation is a member, is part of a wider effort towards achieving this goal.
Philosophy Olympiad of Catalonia (act)
The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation is contributing to the Philosophy Olympiad of Catalonia, with this year's theme being "New technologies and human identity". Students who take part will write an essay addressing the question: "Are new technologies changing human identity?"
On 4 March, the finalists will present their essays at a ceremony at the Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB). The event will also include a panel discussion in which Félix Ovejero, economist and professor at the University of Barcelona, and Bernabé Robles, head of neurology at Parque Sanitario Sant Joan de Déu, will consider the same question. The discussion will be chaired by Begoña Román, professor of philosophy at the University of Barcelona.
The Philosophy Olympiad of Catalonia is open to high school philosophy students, and is promoted by the Catalan Philosophy Society, in partnership with the Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture and the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Barcelona.