Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist

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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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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Last modified: 2023-04-14