Publications on Disaster Bioethics by members of the COST Action IS1201

Presentations at Events not organised by the Action

  • Civaner M, Vatansever K, Pala K. The ethical problems healthcare workers face in disaster settings. Presentation at 28th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare. August 27-30, 2014. Debrecen, Hungary.
  • Da Costa, Karen. Human Rights and Disaster Risk Reduction. Presentation during Autumn Seminar on International Law and Disasters organized by the Humanitarian Action Study Group of the Development Studies Association, Dublin, Ireland. 24 September 2014.
  • Clarinval C, Ahmad A. Talk about hard choices: ethical decisions during disasters. Presentation at the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, 12 November 2014.
  • Clarinval C, Ahmad A. Uncertain uncertainties: withholding and withdrawing aid in remote control operations, Presentation at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Boston, USA, 10 November 2014
  • Clarinval C. Challenging operations: an ethical framework to assist humanitarian aid workers in their decision-making processes, Presentation at World Congress of Bioethics, Mexico City, Mexico, Mai 2014.
  • Clarinval C. An ethical framework to assist humanitarian aid workers in their decision-making process. Presentation at the 4th ICMM Workshop on Military Medical Ethics. International Committee of Military Medicine, Lilienberg, Switzerland, April 2014.
  • Da Costa, Karen (2014), Lecture open for students, faculty members and outside visitors. [Invited Lecture], Reducing the risk of natural disasters while taking into account human rights, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland, 21 January 2014.
  • Ehrensberger-Dow, M. & Matic, I. Research in multilingual disaster settings: why translation matters. Presentation at the IV International Conference Translating Voices, Translating Regions, London, 3-4 Oct 2014
  • Komenská K. The role of humanity in ethical reflections of disasters through the scope of ethics of social consequences. A case of humanitarian volunteering. Presentation at the 6th National Congress on Bioethics, Academy of Sciences in Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine, 27–30 September 2016.
  • Komenská K. Morálna komunita, jej vzťahy a zodpovednosť ako základné východisko pre etické reflexie pohrôm a katastrof [Moral community, its relationships and Responsibility as a Methodological Basis for Disaster Ethics]. Presentation at the international conference Contemporary Ethical Theories – their Forms and Confrontations at the University of Prešov, Slovakia, 13–14 September 2016. 
  • O’Mathúna, Dónal P. Faith and culture in disaster ethics. Presentation at the conference, Faith, Culture and Modern Medicine: Implications for Medical Ethics and Physician Practice, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 15-16 September 2016.
  • O’Mathúna DP. Ethical issues involving children in research during humanitarian crises. Presentation at the symposium, Ethics in Evidence Generation and Research During Humanitarian Responses to Public Health Crises, at the 2016 International Association of Bioethics conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, 15-17 June 2016.
  • O’Mathúna DP. Bioethics and ethics of science and technology in Disaster Risk Reduction. Panel presentation and three posters at the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework  for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Geneva, Switzerland, 27-29 January 2016.
  • O’Mathúna DP. Health care workers’ obligations in CBRNE crisis situations. Presentation at the workshop, CBRNE Major Crisis Management: The Legal Issues, for the FP7-funded EDEN project, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, 26-27 March 2015.
  • O’Mathúna DP. Bioethics and Disaster Relief: Normative Issues When Nothing Is Normal. Invited lecture at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 23 July 2014.
  • O’Mathúna DP. Pandemics & Disaster Bioethics. One-day workshop at the conference, Bioethics in Transition, Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, Chicago, 19 June 2014.
  • O’Mathúna DP. Responding Ethically to Disasters and Disaster Refugees. Invited lecture at the Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, Chicago, 18 June 2014.
  • O’Mathúna DP. Exploring Justice in Global Health. Presentation at the conference Research Challenges & Opportunities in Global Health, Dublin, Ireland 14-15 November 2013.
  • O’Mathúna DP. Disaster Bioethics. Workshop presented at the Health & Human Flourishing conference, Trinity International University, Chicago, USA, 18-20 July 2013.
  • Rakić, V. Do we become more moral when facing disasters? Presentation at the seminar "Disaster Bioethics: In the Aftermath of Floods in Serbia", organized by the Center for the Study of Bioethics and the Center for the Promotion of Science. Belgrade, 2014
  • Rakić, V. Bioenhancement or Ultimate Harm. Presentation at the Annual UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 2013 conference. Naples, Italy, 2013.
  • Simm, K. Macro-triage: prioritizing humanitarian disasters. Presentation at The ethics of health security workshop. University of Birmingham, June 25th 2014.
  • Simm, K. Humanitarianism and/or global justice? Presentation at the Tenth annual Estonian philosophy conference. September 2014.
  • Smith MJ. Dazed and Confused: What do we mean by Justice in Public Health and Global Health Ethics? Presentation at Dublin City University. Dublin, Ireland. March 6, 2013.
  • Sýkora P. Is evolution a serious biosafety risk factor in synthetic biology?  Presentation at the 27th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care in Basel, Switzerland. 14-17 August 2013.

 Funded Projects

  • Waligóra M. Children in phase 1 cancer trials. Risk and social benefit. Fulbright Senior Award at Harvard Center for Bioethics. Sept 2017 - May 2018.
  • Siriwardhana C, O'Mathúna D. R2HC Ethical Framework review and revision. Funded by Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA). October 2016 - January 2017. 
  • Siriwardhana C, O'Mathúna D, Dawson A, et al. Post-research ethics analysis: A tool for sharing lessons-learnt from health research in humanitarian crises. Funder: Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC). 2016 - 2018.
  • Ehrensberger-Dow M, Matic I. Informed consent and models of comprehensibility. Funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. 2015 - 2016. 
  • Draper H, Hale C, Bernthal, L. Military healthcare professionals experiences of ethical challenges whilst on Ebola humanitarian deployment (Sierra Leone). Project funded by UK Economic and Social Research Council. March 2015 – December 2015.
  • Civaner M, Vatansever K, Pala K. The ethical problems healthcare workers face in disaster settings. Project financially supported by Uludag University. April 2013, March 2015. Project number: KUAP(T) – 2013/1.

Dissertation/ PhD

  • Clarinval C, (20 May 2014), Ethics in danger: decision-making during disasters, Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.