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.



Bookmark and Share

News Releases

Raw Edges
Raw Edges: A Milestone Event
Mercyhurst Dancers partner with Regional Cancer Center May 2-4 to celebrate 40 years of dance.
'Hurst names 'bone lab' after Ted Rathbun
Dedication takes place May 1 at 4 p.m. in Zurn Hall.
Food Drive
MNE drive nets 425 pounds of food
Donations go to the North East Food Pantry.

National News

Comcast Sportsnet- David Lough
Comcast Sportsnet profiles Mercyhurst alumnus and baseball standout David Lough.
Philadelphia Inquirer-MCAP
Mercyhurst poll on legalization of marijuana is featured in this Philadelphia Inquirer report.
Tribune Review-Intelligence Studies
Intelligence studies featured in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story on open-source intelligence.