From ACB to the Broom Closet – Stacey Broom

I did it. I submitted my PhD thesis. About a month ago I took the walk over to Otago University’s Clock Tower, and handed over three year’s worth of work. It was a strange feeling. I thought I’d be jumping for joy. I wasn’t. In fact, if I really had to name an emotion, it […]

Just prenatal testing? The science, ethics, and policy of testing for Down syndrome -Rob Cole

This is the last in our new year series showcasing some of the work that has recently been undertaken by students of the Bioethics Centre.  I’m sure there will be more abstracts to come as other students complete their studies, but this will probably be the last one for a little while.   Just prenatal […]

Allocation and Ageism in Aotearoa: An exploration of the ethical justification for age-based healthcare rationing – Deborah Lambie

Here is another example of the research carried out by students of the Bioethics Centre. Allocation and Ageism in Aotearoa: An exploration of the ethical justification for age-based healthcare rationing  Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) Abstract: New Zealand’s population, like many first world countries, is ‘ageing’.  This will place our healthcare system under increasing and […]