Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist
Associate Professor in Practical Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist is associate professor of practical philosophy and a senior lecturer in biomedical ethics at the Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics. Her research focuses on concepts and notions of moral responsibility in different contexts. She has published articles in public health ethics, risk ethics, the ethics of technology and environmental ethics. Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist received her PhD in Philosophy at the Division of Philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 2008. She has conducted two postdoctoral projects at the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Section at Delft University of Technology and been a visiting scholar at Yale Law School. From October 2021 to April 2022, she was a visiting professor at the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Canada.
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist is responsible for the ethics education at the MD program and the molecular biotechnology program at Uppsala University. She also teaches two advanced level independent courses on Public Health Ethics, one campus-based (spring term) and one distance learning course (autumn).
Phone: +46 18 471 65 65
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Managing genetic risk information
Research generates huge amounts of genetic information. How should we handle it? That is what we are trying to find out in a large international research project.
Ethics & law for medical students
Students learn to analyze ethical and legal problems in medical practice and argue for their standpoint.
Ethics for biology students
The best teaching in ethics and biology is achieved when the ethics experts from CRB work together with the biology experts.
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist on the Ethics Blog
Why should we care about the environment and climate change?
Source: jessicanihlenfahlquist 2019-10-08
Promoting public health requires responsibility, compassion and humility
Source: jessicanihlenfahlquist 2019-06-10
Trust, responsibility and the Volkswagen scandal
Source: jessicanihlenfahlquist 2015-12-15
We are investigating risk information from serval perspectives.
Caring for patients
Nurses encounter ethical dilemmas in their daily work. But there are also moral dimensions to nursing practice.
Individual Virtues and Structures of Virtue in Public Health
Part of Public Health Ethics, p. 11-15, 2022.
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An Effort Worth Making: A Qualitative Study of How Swedes Respond to Antibiotic Resistance
Part of Public Health Ethics, p. 1-11, 2021.
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Etiska aspekter på riskkommunikation till gravida
Part of Etik för barnmorskor, 2021.
The moral responsibility of governments and individuals in the context of the coronavirus pandemic
Part of Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, p. 815-820, 2021.
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Preferences regarding antibiotic treatment and the role of antibiotic resistance: a discrete choice experiment
Part of International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2020.
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Public Health and the Virtues of Responsibility, Compassion and Humility
Part of Public Health Ethics, p. 213-224, 2019.
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Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions
Part of BMC Public Health, 2018.
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Vaccine hesitancy and trust: Ethical aspects of risk communication
Part of Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, p. 182-188, 2018.
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Nursing Ethics & Ethics of Care
Nursing ethics is concerned with the moral dimensions of nursing practice while the ethics of care is a normative ethical theory. For many years CRB has developed these fields from different angles. We have used qualitative studies to describe and explore the kinds of ethical dilemmas nurses encounter in their day-to-day work and how they solve them. Other studies have investigated the role of ethical guidelines in the building of ethical competence in nursing practice and in priority setting. In this report, we provide a summary of our research.
Responsible risk communication
There is a lot of talk about responsibility society today, but it is not always clear what it means to be responsible. Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, lecturer at CRB, has done research on responsibility and risk communication, with publications spanning from nuclear power to infant feeding. She is also planning structured ethics teaching for students in science and technology.