COVID-19: the role of bioethics
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting health crisis have prompted uncertainty and debate, and raise a whole host of ethical questions. The response has included documents setting out advice, guidelines and recommendations to support the health professionals working with patients and their families to fight this disease. At the same time, the compulsory lockdown raises a number of issues that we are keen to discuss.
The conference will take place at Amics de la Unesco Terrace, with measures and safety distances.
July 9 at 19h
Amics de la Unesco Barcelona
Mallorca, 207 principal
In partnership with:
10 June 2020
The conference will now be held on 18 and 19 February 2021
The International Bioethics Conference, due to take place on 12 and 13 November 2020 at the University of Vic, will now take place on 18 and 19 February 2021. In light of the ongoing uncertainty, and in order to ensure that speakers and delegates are able to attend, we have decided to postpone the conference until 2021.
We will keep you informed about the conference programme, presentations and registration.
The Patient Revolution
On July 15 at 17:30h we organize a webinar about "The patient revolution" with Víctor Montori.
VIctor Montori, MD, MSc (Lima 1970), is a professor of medicine, a highly cited researcher, and a diabetes doctor at Mayo Clinic (U.S.) In 2016, Victor co-founded The Patient Revolution, a non-profit organization to translate into action the ideas proposed in his book Why We Revolt.
The Patient Revolution is, at its heart, a movement based on stories. In a series of brief and personal essays, Why We Revolt describes what is wrong with industrial healthcare, how it has corrupted its mission, and how it has stopped caring. We propose a revolution of compassion and solidarity, of unhurried conversations, and of careful and kind care.
Webinar in Spanish with zoom.
July 15. 17:30 h UTC / WET.
Bioethics in a post-COVID society
The Chair of Bioethics of the University of Vic–Central University of Catalonia offered three webinars as part of the university's Summer School. These webinars addressed three issues that have been at the forefront during the COVID19 pandemic: grief, health data and the role of health professionals.
30 June. Isolation and grief during the health crisis
Begoña Román. Lecturer in Ethics at the University of Barcelona and president of the Social Services Ethics Committee of Catalonia
1 July. Monitoring, data control and health during the COVID19 crisis
Pablo Hernando. Data Protection Delegate, Parc Taulí Health Corporation.
2 July. Health professionals: their role during the pandemic
Bernabé Robles. Head of Neurology Service, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, lecturer in Neurology and Bioethics at UVic–UCC.