05 October 2020
The jury has announced the winners of the 2020 Bioethics Awards.
Belén Jiménez, of the Open University of Catalonia, and Ignacio Brescó, of Aalborg University, for "Can artificial intelligence help us prepare for death? Ethical questions regarding chatbots for grief and the end of life."
The team led by Laura Martínez of Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation for "The ethics of biomedical research in the context of COVID-19. (Evaluative quality of CEIm)."
The team led by Anna Falcó and Loris Bonetti, with researchers from the University of Barcelona, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland and the Universitá degli Studi, Milan, for "Influence of the health crisis as a result of COVID-19 in ethical conflicts of intensive care professionals in Catalonia and Lombardy. (Quali – ETIC – COVID-19 Research)."
Rebeca Pardo of the International University of Catalonia and Montse Morcate of the University of Barcelona for "The ethics of images of illness, death and grieving in times of COVID-19."
The team led by Josefina Goberna of the University of Barcelona for "Giving birth in times of the COVID-19 pandemic: Ethical implications of maternity care."
The team led by Andrea Rodríguez-Prat of the International University of Catalonia for "Death in solitude from the perspective of COVID-19 survivors. A phenomenological study."
To the research team of Joaquín Hortal (Clinical Ethics Committee Granada North-east), Maite Cruz (Andalusian School of Public Health) and Javier Padilla ( Guadix High Resolution Hospital) for "Una de cal y otra de arena: citizen suspicion of COVID-19 vaccination and rejection of the flu vaccine among health professionals."
Jordi Muñoz of the University of Barcelona for "Health, democracy and freedom. The ethical and political dilemmas of the pandemic."
Documentary "Ole mi coño, fighting back against cyber blackmail" by Patricia Franquesa, produced by Gadea Films and Ringo Media.
Special mention for the documentary Segundina Flores by Clara Camprubí, produced by Looky Produccions.
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRIZE
First prize for Genome editing by Carlos Barata, student at La Salle, Girona.
Second prize for Female genital mutilation by Noa Calvo, student at l'Institut Dertosa, Tortosa.
Third prize for The diseases of poverty. Beyond a health problem by Bet Corominas, student at Escola Pia, Mataró.
Total submissions were: 48 grants, 134 audiovisual projects, and 15 high school projects