Ethical choices in a pandemic – a Swedish perspective

13:00 - 14:00
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The aim of this webinar is to identify ethical aspects of the pandemic, with an emphasis on examining cross-country similarities and differences regarding policy and public debate across the Nordic countries. We aim to follow the development from the outbreak of the pandemic and over time. 

This is # 2 in a series of webinars under the common theme: The Ethics of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Nordic Perspectives.

The contribution from Sweden is based on a report published by the Swedish Medical Ethics Council (Smer) in May 2020. The report is available here.


1:00 pm
Opening of the seminar by the session chair, professor Ingemar Engström, Örebro University, Sweden, member of the NCBio

Welcome by professor Sigur∂ur Kristinsson, University of Akureyri, Iceland,
chair of the NCBio and Lotta Eriksson, secretary general Smer

1:05 pm
Keynote: Ethical choices in a pandemic – a Swedish perspective, professor emeritus Göran Collste, Linköping University, Sweden, member of Smer

1:25 pm
Commentary: professor Kirsten Kyvik, University of Southern Denmark, member of the NCBio

1:35 pm
Commentary: professor Jan Helge Solbakk, University of Oslo, Norway

1:45 pm
Q & A

2:00 pm
End of webinar