Speaker addresses upshot of technology

Noted medical ethicist Brendan Minogue, Ph.D., will visit Mercyhurst University on Oct. 10 to discuss “Ethics and Technology: Dealing with Unforeseen Consequences.”

His presentation, sponsored by Mercyhurst’s Evelyn Lincoln Institute for Ethics and Society, is set for 4 p.m. in the university’s Mercy Heritage Room in Sullivan Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Minogue will focus on the need for a firm ethical foundation to guide professional conduct with rapidly advancing technologies in the medical field.

A philosophy professor at Youngstown State University, Minogue has served on medical ethics boards at several hospitals, both creating and helping implement guiding ethical policies.

“It is very common among philosophers concerned with the problem of technology's unforeseen consequences to think that the problem is new and therefore a new technological ethic is required to manage it,” Minogue notes. Instead, he suggests that this is a rather old problem in the world of medicine and that both the randomized clinical trial process and the FDA’s existing regulations can help to manage technology's unforeseen consequences.

For more information, contact Stephanie Barnhizer, associate director of the Ethics Institute, at sbarnhizer@mercyhurst.edu.

 

 

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