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In this presentation, Dr. Gibson will explore the intersection of healthcare and public health and its implications for bioethics thinking and practice using examples of ‘wicked problems’ such as Ebola, In this presentation, Dr. Gibson will explore the intersection of healthcare and public health and its implications for bioethics thinking and practice using examples of ‘wicked problems’ such as Ebola, drug supply shortages, complex chronic disease, and ‘big data’. Dr. Gibson will argue that the traditional paradigms of healthcare ethics (with its focus on individuals) and public health ethics (with its focus on populations) are unfit by themselves to tackle these complex issues and that a new integrative bioethics approach is needed.
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Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Gibson
Dr. Jennifer Gibson is the Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics,Director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation and Clinical Public Health in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. Jennifer’s current research focuses on ethical governance and performance of health institutions and systems. She has also served on government and health policy committees related to public health emergencies, public health surveillance, critical care triage, drug funding and supply, and medical assistance in dying. Jennifer holds a PhD in Philosophy.
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