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Ethics of information in times of pandemic

May 21 at 17:30

Public information has played a huge role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the outset, helping to build trust and a sense of responsibility on the one hand, but generating fear, anxiety, uncertainty and confusion on the other. Information comes from a huge range of sources and takes many forms, but it is information from public sources, health authorities and experts that carries the greatest responsibility, because of the way in which its credibility is linked to its public service role. It is therefore essential that such information is rigorous and transparent, and reflects fundamental ethical values. This webinar involved professionals who were on the information front line every day in debate about how this unprecedented crisis has unfolded.

 

To analyse these issues in detail, the UVic-UCC Grífols Foundation Chair of Bioethics organized a session via the UVic–UCC ZOOM platform Thursday 21 May at 17:30.

 

With the participation of:

  • Antoni Trilla, Head of the Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology Service of the Hospital Clínic, Barcelona.
  • Mònica Terribas, Journalist. Director and Presenter of El Matí, Catalunya Radio.
  • Milagros Pérez Oliva, journalist and member of the editorial team at El País newspaper.

 

Session was chaired by Núria Terribas, director of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation, and Ester Busquets, coordinator of the UVic–UCC Grífols Foundation Chair of Bioethics.