Ethics in Care

Our aim is to raise awareness and to stimulate reflection and debate on topics related to ethics and care.

Ethics Education for Care-Givers: Reflections on Conversations at the Hastings Center

I arrived at the Hastings Center in Garrison, New York State, with one set of questions. And left with another. This week I’ve also come across an interesting new idea in the context of bioethics: ‘binocularity’. More on this later. The Hastings Center This world-renowned bioethics center was founded in 1969 by Daniel Callahan and Willard […]


Visiting the Kennedy Institute of Ethics: Scholarship, Politics and the Inter-Faith Imam

As I entered Healy Hall, which houses the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE), I overheard a campus tour guide declaring: ‘At Georgetown we pride ourselves on our religious diversity.’ Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit higher learning institute in the United States (see https://www.georgetown.edu/about/key-facts). Georgetown is close to many other unmissable Washington attractions such as […]


Fulbright Farewell to Tuskegee

‘Do you want to know if it’s loaded?’ asked octogenarian, Mr S, when he noticed I’d caught sight of the handgun and holster slung over my chair… My penultimate day in Alabama was spent with a home care team who delivered services to elders in a rural community. Before team members had breakfast together, they held […]


Caring about History…

‘One of the cool things about Savannah’, said the speaker by the Marshall House hotel fireplace, ‘is that we all love our history.’ In recent weeks, I’ve been made to think about the value of history. Why should we care about history? What is it for? Can it be used unhelpfully? I’m here in Savannah for the […]


Building bridges

Another week has flown by and I’m absorbed in constructing the story I will tell at my Fulbright ‘reflections’ lecture this coming Friday. My aim is to keep in mind the teaching of the Sankofa bird (‘we must go back to our roots in order to move forward’) and the Fulbright vision (seeking mutual understanding). […]


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