Ethics, health and international development
In this talk, Tom will discuss bioethics, with particular reference to disability. He will introduce the famous ‘Four Principles’ approach, and highlight how Global South may have a different emphasis in ethics than philosophers in high income countries.
He will review work to promote ethics review boards in Southern countries, and to apply ethical principles to humanitarian settings. He will conclude by exploring how bioethics has responded to the challenge of disability.
Tom Shakespeare is professor of disability research at the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at LSHTM. He was previously with Norwich Medical School, and before that at WHO, Geneva. His books include The Sexual Politics of Disability (1996) and Disability Rights and Wrongs (2006). His most recent research project was with disabled people who have had success In Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia. He is currently supporting the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability with an evidence review on disability and bioethics.
The lecture will be recorded and made available on the LSHTM Vimeo website