We are excited to announce “Mental Health: Unveiling the Mask“, an event organised by the Young Leaders for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development (LC-GMH) in collaboration with the Medical Psychologists Association of Kenya. This event includes spoken word poems, music, theatre, personal testimonies and much more! It is a youth launch for… Read more »
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Come join our Oxford Sparks Facebook Live Event on Monday, January 21st at 3pm. ‘Should we use AI to help prevent people from getting the blues?’ During the event Ilina, Gabi and Jessica will be discussing the ethical dilemma: if there was technology that could predict whether you would experience a mental health problem – would… Read more »
Abstract Early intervention (EI) aims to identify children or families at risk of poor health, and take preventative measures at an early stage, when intervention is more likely to succeed. EI is concerned with the just distribution of “life chances,” so that all children are given fair opportunity to realize their potential and lead a… Read more »
Abstract The debate about the desirability of using drugs to enhance human skills encompasses cognitive abilities such as memory and attention, and moral capacities such as emotional empathy and a sense of fairness. These two strands of literature in bioethics have grown relatively independent from each other, and an implicit framing assumption has emerged suggesting… Read more »
Abstract In this article, we present a pragmatic approach to neuroethics, referring back to John Dewey and his articulation of the “common good” and its discovery through systematic methods. Pragmatic neuroethics bridges philosophy and social sciences and, at a very basic level, considers that ethics is not dissociable from lived experiences and everyday moral choices.… Read more »
Abstract In this response to Bortolotti and Jefferson (2018), we discuss the action‐guidance problem of moral attributes and the risk of superiority illusion in early intervention for psychosis. First, we suggest that guidance documents are not devoid of behavioural recommendations and goals for service provision, though these are not linked to the ethical dimensions of… Read more »
Review of Parental Responsibility in the Context of Neuroscience and Genetics, by Kristien Hens, Daniela Cutas, and Dorothee Horstkötter. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2017. 246 pp. To read the full article, please click here.
Abstract In November 2015, protests erupted in Oxford in response to the decision of the Oxfordshire County Council to cut, among other things, forty-four Children’s Centres and seven Early Intervention Hubs. The debate about whether these centres could be considered as disposable or not did not get to an agreement. I argue that the main… Read more »
Applications are now closed. What is the BeGOOD Undergraduate Summer Placement? This is a 3-weeks summer placement for undergraduates or recently graduated students. You will work full-time at the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society Group at the University of Oxford, which is led by Professor Ilina Singh. You will be closely supervised by members of the BeGOOD team. You… Read more »