New Article: "Risk, Responsibility, Rudeness, and Rules: The Loneliness of the Social Distance Warrior" by

We have a responsibility to obey COVID-19 rules, in order to minimize risk. Yet it is still seen as rude to challenge people who do not respect those rules, when in fact the opposite is true; it is rude to increase risk to others. In this…

Several new Articles published by PD Dr. Stuart Roger Mc Lennan

A variety of recently published articles with contributions from PD Dr. Stuart Roger Mc Lennan, lecturer at the IBMB, can be find below:

PhD Defense of Helene Seaward on July 7th, 2021

Topic: Challenges in the mental health care of older incarcerated persons

New article: "Intentional machines: A defence of trust in medical artificial intelligence", by Georg Starke, Rik van den Brule, Bernice Simone Elger, and Pim Haselager

Trust constitutes a fundamental strategy to deal with risks and uncertainty in complex societies. In line with the vast literature stressing the importance of trust in doctor–patient relationships, trust is therefore regularly suggested as…

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the IBMB

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Institute for Biomedical Ethics of the University of Basel, we are organizing a series of online events and seminars that will promote the Institute's activities, research and outreach throughout…

Prof. Dr. Bernice Elger receives Most Instructive Lecturer Award (3d place)

With this certificate, the students of the fifth year course of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Basel thank the professor for her excellent lectures and her commitment

PhD Defense Lester Geneviève on May 12, 2021

Topic: Precision Health Approaches: Ethical considerations for health data processing

New article: 'It’s not something you can take in your hands'. Swiss experts’ perspectives on health data ownership: an interview-based study by Andrea Martani, Lester Darryl Geneviève, Berenice Elger and Tenzin Wangmo

The evolution of healthcare and biomedical research into data-rich fields has raised several questions concerning data ownership. In this paper, the authors aimed to analyse the perspectives of Swiss experts on the topic of health data…

New contribution: Clinical Priority Setting and Decision-Making in Sweden: A Cross-sectional Survey Among Physicians by Catharina Drees, Barbro Krevers, Niklas Ekerstad, Annette Rogge, Christoph Borzikowsky, Stuart Mc Lennan, Alena M. Buyx

Priority setting in healthcare that aims to achieve a fair and efficient allocation of limited resources is a worldwide challenge. Sweden has developed a sophisticated approach. Still, there is a need for a more detailed insight on how…

New article: "Triaging ethical issues in the coronavirus pandemic: how to prioritize bioethics research during public health emergencies" by Dr. David Shaw

Much of the ethical discourse concerning the coronavirus pandemic has focused on the allocation of scarce resources, be it potentially beneficial new treatments, ventilators, intensive care beds, or oxygen. Somewhat ironically, the more…