Las nuevas maternidades y paternidades, las ‘nuevas formas’ de tener hijos y sus implicaciones éticas (New maternities and paternities: the ‘new ways’ of having children and their ethical implications)
This project proposes that we need a new, wider legal meaning of the term ‘progenitor', one which goes beyond biological parents to include other people who are directly involved in creating a new life. This would open the door to the drafting of new laws to cover all the realities that need to be taken into account.
Pacientes agentes. Repensar la autonomía del paciente desde una perspectiva fiduciaria (Patients as agents. Rethinking patient autonomy from a fiduciary perspective)
The general objective of this project is to study the application of the trust structure to the doctor–patient professional relationship, and to examine the bioethical consequences associated with this model. The project also aims to promote reflection on the institutional application of this research, which seeks to recognize and promote patient autonomy.
Evaluación de la influencia de la implementación de programas de donación en asistolia controlada en los cuidados a final de la vida (Evaluating the influence of the implementation of donation programmes in controlled asystole in end of life care)
This project is designed to identify the frequency and point of application of end of life care in critical patients, analyzing the type and characteristics of Limitations on Life Support Techniques (LLST) in ICUs, with the main objective of evaluating the impact, moment and profile of patients to which LLSTs are applied.
La ética de las técnicas de remplazo mitocondrial para tratar la infertilidad (The ethics of mitochondrial replacement techniques to treat infertility)
This project focuses on the need to undertake bioethical analysis of the application of Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques, a treatment that was initially developed to prevent mitochondrial DNA diseases but has also been used to treat fertility problems, despite the lack of scientific evidence to support its efficacy.
Sensibilidad moral de estudiantes de enfermería de grado y posgrado (Moral sensibility of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students)
This project takes as its starting point the fact that, during the academic education of nursing students, insufficient attention is paid to the ethical view of the discipline. The aim is to promote the creation of instruments to assist with the design of educational interventions to increase ethical competencies and sensitivity in nursing practice.
Pluralismo y muerte: Desafíos éticos y actitudes de los profesionales en relación a la diversidad de criterios en la determinación de la muerte (Pluralism and death: ethical challenges and attitudes of professionals with respect to the diversity of criteria when determining death)
The main objective of this study is to open up a new line of bioethics research into the diversity of definitions and criteria when determining death. The study seeks to explore the theoretical justification for and ethical challenges raised by this diversity, and to evaluate its potential impact on society and on health professionals with respect to organ donation and transplants.
Barreras en la gestión del documento de voluntades anticipadas y planificación de decisiones anticipadas en servicios de urgencias y emergencias médicas. (Obstacles in the management of the advance directive and advance decision planning document in medical emergency services.)
Silvia Poveda, Fundació Sanitària Mollet.
This project seeks to analyse knowledge of and attitudes towards the Advance Directives Document (ADD) and Advance Decision Planning (ADP) by health professionals in the Emergency Health Services. The research will focus on the ethical conflict that may arise from health professionals' difficulties in both identifying and implementing advance directives.
Research team: Anna Falcó, Mireia Vicente, Dolors Rodríguez, Itziar De Lecuona and Pere Sánchez
La reconciliación después del error médico: la mediación como herramienta de ayuda a las víctimas. (Reconciliation after medical errors: mediation as a tool to help victims.)
Reflexiones éticas sobre la representación del cuidado del ser humano en el cine. (Ethical reflections on the representation of human care in the cinema.)
La Ética de la ignorancia y la ética de incertidumbre. Elementos para comprender y prevenir la iatrogenia. (The ethics of ignorance and the ethics of uncertainty. Elements to understand and prevent iatrogenics.)
Puesta en marcha de un proceso de planificación de decisiones anticipadas en pacientes con trastorno mental severo en un centro de salud mental (Implementing a process for planning advance directives in patients with severe mental disorder at a mental health centre)
Alberto Granero, University of Barcelona
This project seeks to evaluate the process of evaluating the planning of advance directives in patients with severe mental disorders, by monitoring various structural, process and results indicators over a 2-year period. It aims to define the communication and relational process involved in planning an advance directive, and to promote the use of such tools.
Research team: Albert Granero, Miríam Santamaría, Pablo Hernando, Siddarta Acebillo, Igor Merodio, Montserrat Carmona y Alejandra Rubio
Uso ético de las redes sociales en el caso de los trastornos de conducta alimentaria (Ethical use of social media in the case of eating disorders)
Ana M. González, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
This project explores messages and interactions between users of web platforms and social media related to eating disorders, with the aim of expanding our knowledge of which visual and text messages have the most impact and exercise the most influence. We hope to improve guidelines for sharing information designed to combat gender stereotypes and risky eating behaviours.
Psoriasis and executive autonomy: a proposal for improved patient compliance with psoriasis treatment.
Ion Arrieta of University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
The aim of this research is to explore the nature of the concept of autonomy habitually used in the ethics of care and medical ethics, and the possible shortcomings of this concept. It will also seek to investigate the factors that lead to such low treatment compliance among patients with psoriasis.
Modes of disagreement in Bioethics: the public and the experts.
03 November 2017
Hugo Viciana of Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA-CSIC).
This project uses a survey of a representative sample to investigate how the Spanish population conceives disagreements around a list of prototypical ethical questions. The project also aims to identify social and cognitive correlations to propose a model for understanding popular attitudes around disagreement in this area. Finally, it will conduct a study with healthcare and bioethics professionals to examine aspects where the reasoning of specialists tends to differ from that of the general population.
Constructing and determining psychometric properties of a questionnaire to evaluate perception of respect and maintenance of dignity in hospitalized patients.
Beatriz Campillo of Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.
This project aims to construct and identify the properties of a psychometric questionnaire to evaluate the perception of respect and maintenance of dignity in hospitalized patients.
Planning Advance Decisions (PAD) and communication in patients with chronic, complex illness and chronic, advanced illness.
The team led by Christian Villavicencio of Caredoctors
The research aims to explore the values and wishes of patients with chronic, complex illness and patients with chronic, advanced illness. It also seeks to identify the perceptions of their families regarding their values and wishes in an irreversible situation with a poor prognosis. The project will conduct a descriptive, prospective study with patients at the Fundación Santa Susanna, Caldes de Montbui.
Transsexuality in children and adolescents. Ethical aspects of classification and treatment.
Sabel Gabaldón of the University of Barcelona
This is a doctoral thesis that aims to conduct applied ethical research on medical and psychological interventions in children and adolescents with gender variability, transsexual issues, and categorization using the current term: gender dysphoria.
Horizons Project. Methodological proposal for gamification of hospital pedagogy, based on narrative bioethics and the model of humanizing care for hospitalized minors.
Júlia Martin Badia of the University of Barcelona.
This project aims to construct and publish an innovative play and learning tool in the health setting. This seeks to implement pedagogical approaches in hospitals that consist in humanizing support for hospitalized minors by responding effectively to their biopsychosocial and educational needs before, during and after hospitalization. It is inspired by narrative bioethics and role playing.
The status of patients’ preferences in the practice of mental health in Catalonia.
Ethics of care applied to the intensive care unit.
08 November 2016