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 […]

A Better Path to Enhancement? -Stacey Broom

A Better Path to Enhancement? PhD Thesis Abstract: The way that bioethicists use the term ‘human enhancement’ is far from clear.  Much work needs to be done to ensure that those within the enhancement debate are not letting discussions slip by them because they are lacking a shared definition.  Some bioethicists, such as Julian Savulescu […]

Caring for autonomous Being: identity, addiction and dementia – Lynne Bowyer

Caring for autonomous Being: identity, addiction and dementia PhD Thesis Abstract: In this thesis I call into question the metaphysical assumptions that inform western thought and which dominate our understanding of the world and ourselves within it. I argue that the abstract theoretical orientation of western metaphysics is inherently flawed, generating concepts and structures of […]

Young women, don’t drink because it’s high in calories: Is this the right message? – Stacey Broom

According to this article, A labour MP in New Zealand has argued that if young women knew how many calories there were in alcoholic drinks they might think twice before getting drunk. I’m not sure how I feel about this.  In New Zealand we don’t have a particularly healthy attitude to drinking.  That is just […]