Ethics in Care

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

Aspiring to ‘slow’ in San Francisco

Why, do you think, might Bill Gates choose to wash his dishes every night? An advantage of long-haul flights is time to read. A book I’ve just read felt like exactly the right book to read at this time.  The book is ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ by Hector Garcia and Francsc Miralles. ‘Ikigai’ […]


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 […]