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Between technophilia and technophobia
The philosopher Oriol Farrés explore a way of thinking the technological development from philosophy.

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From November 21 to December 23

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From November 21 to December 23

The Grifols Foundation Chair of Bioethics-UVIC and the Catalan Institute for Oncology (ICO) organize the tenth edition of their course on an introduction to bioethics for healthcare professionals.

 

The aim of the course is to provide participants with tools to identify and analyze ethical dilemmas in their professional practice, and to discuss clinical decision-making from a bioethical perspective. The course will begin with an introduction to the origin and basic concepts of bioethics, before moving on to address issues such as how ethics committees operate, the rights of the patient, the clinical relationship, quality of life in complex decisions, and the allocation of health resources.

 

The course will be thught by Màrius Morlans (Nephrologist. Member of the Bioethics Committee of Catalona), Francisco Montero (Philosopher and nurse. Member of the Health Care Ethics Committee of the Vall d'Hebrón Hospital) and Sergio Ramos (Philosopher. Bioetics professor of the University of Barcelona).

 

Online course 15 hours.

 

From November 21 to December 23

 

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December 12

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December 12

The morbidity and mortality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the elderly and those living in old-age homes in particular. They have also suffered the adverse effects of some of the measures that were put into place to control and prevent the pandemic.

 

This situation represents an opportunity for us to reflect on the role of the elderly in society, our values in this regard, and how to address the problems arising from physical infirmity, loneliness, and social exclusion. It is also important that we analyze the extent to which the healthcare demands of the elderly actually correspond to their own interests and expectations or whether they are more influenced by the economic and social interests of third parties. If the latter is true, then we need to assess our interventionist and excessively paternalistic geriatric policies and how they affect equity and quality of life.

 

Our experience of COVID-19 in nursing homes could serve as an example of the benefits and harm caused by healthcare policy with special emphasis on the consequences of the preventative measures implemented in such facilities.

 

This expert seminar will be streamed to the public by TEAMS.

 

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This activity has been co-organized with the Sociedad Española de Salud Pública y Administración Sanitaria (Spanish Association of Public Health and Healthcare - SESPAS).

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December 14

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December 14

On December 14, in collaboration with Amics de la Unesco de Barcelona (Friends of the UNESCO, Barcelona) a new conference has been organized. On this occasion, Núria Terribas, legal scholar and director of the Fundació Víctor Grífols i Lucas, will give a talk entitled “Altruism and organ and tissue donation”. 


In the realm of donation of organs in particular but also the donation of human tissue, blood, and its derivatives, Europe has always positioned itself within the conceptual framework of altruism and solidarity towards others, concepts buttressed by the principle of non-commercialisation of the human body.


Whilst this principle remains unquestioned in connection with the donation of organs and certain tissues, the same is not true for tissues derived from blood or gametes, for example. The aim of this conference is to reflect upon this situation and whether or not we should re-examine the concepts of altruism and solidarity, especially when society holds these ideas to be sacrosanct, a position which compromises the self-sufficiency of certain drugs or treatments.

 

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Seu d'Amics de UNESCO de Barcelona
c/Mallorca, 207 Barcelona

 


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