“We discriminate against old people, against what we ourselves will become: it’s madness”
08 October 2017
Barcelona newspaper, La Vanguardia, interviewed Marian Barnes, emeritus professor of Social Policy at the University of Brighton.
She gave a lecture on the ethics of care, organized jointly by the Official College of Nursing of Barcelona and the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation.
Ethics and Science Awards Ceremony 2017
Salvador Macip, research doctor and lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Leicester, will give a lecture with the title: "Playing at being God: the ethical and social challenges of 21st century medicine."
Cloning, stem cells, genome editing, transgenic organisms, a la carte embryos, cyborgs. These are just some of the recent advances that no longer exist solely in the realm of science fiction. This will radically change our understanding of medicine and how we treat health problems. But are we ready to cope with all the improvements that science offers. Have we thought about the consequences, and the price we will have to pay? We are on the threshold of a revolution, and it is vital that we understand the nature of the future we are building, so that we can all contribute.
Salvador Macip's lecture will be followed by the award ceremony.
20 December, 6:30 pm
Pg. Sant Joan, 108
‘The crisis and mental health in children and young people: cause or effect?’
23 October 2017
Experts from a wide range of fields took part in a workshop organized with the Probitas Foundation to discuss how the crisis of recent years has affected the mental health of children and young people. This monograph includes the papers. Only available in Spanish.
CRISPR... debemos poner límites a la edición genética?
New genome editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 open up a whole range of possibilities for human health. They can be used to correct genetic defects to cure disease, and also to modify individuals and entire plant or animal species. Who should be responsible for determining their use? Do we need to establish limits?
Júlia Martín and Oriol Yuguero featured in the latest bulletin of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia (CBC)
23 November 2017
The CBC has published two articles by researchers supported by Foundation research grants.
The most recent issue of the bulletin of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia includes two articles by researchers supported by Foundation bioethics research grants.
The article by Júlia Martín, of the University of Barcelona, is titled La presa de decisions anticipades en adolescents (Taking advanced decisions in adolescents). Júlia received a bioethics grant in October to develop a project related to narrative bioethics and the model of humanizing care for hospitalized minors.
Oriol Yuguero, of the University of Lleida, published La promoció de la empatia, fonamental per reduir el burnout mèdic, element clau de la qualitat assistencial (Promoting empathy: fundamental for the reduction of medical burnout and a key element in the quality of care). Oriol was awarded a grant in 2014 for a project exploring empathy in physicians and nursing staff in the Lleida Health Region.