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Bioethics for the Anthropocene

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Full Title: Bioethics for the Anthropocene


Andrew Jameton, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Health Promotion, University of Nebraska Medical Center


Global change is increasingly forcing environmental and health care ethics to face each other. This meeting of disciplines is likely to clash with tragic results and to disappoint many, while at the same time it is fraught with tantalizing possibilities. The main practical consequence of interest for our discussion today is: Health care systems in developed countries must learn to respect Earth’s limits and to make a rapid transition to adaptation to climate change. At the same time, the environmental dilemmas of health care expose a couple of deep philosophical paradoxes.

About the CSHS Seminar series:

This seminar is a part of the series hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems (CSHS)

The series is to provoke new thinking on critical issues relevant to climate positive health systems while engaging a wide range of disciplinary communities in considering research opportunities at the intersection of sustainability and healthcare.

Additional Details:

The event is free and is open to the general public.

The direct link to the seminar will be sent out to registered participants 2 hours before the event. The JCB Bioethics Seminars are now being live-streamed to our YouTube channel. If you don’t receive the link 2 hours before the event, please head over there and click on the live stream. Subscribe to our channel to receive notices of upcoming events.


Please email Terry Yuen, jcb.ea@utoronto.ca.