Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist

Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist

PhD Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics

Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist is senior lecturer in biomedical ethics and researcher at the Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics. Her research focuses on applied ethics, and she has a particular interest in notions of moral responsibility. 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.

Phone: +46 18 471 65 65

Teaching and research

Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist teaches students in medicine, technology and natural sciences. She is part of a project to integrate ethics teaching in the biology degree programmes at Uppsala University. Her research deals with risk communication and she is involved in Mind the Risk.

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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.

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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.

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Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist