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Bioethics Centre news and events

Otago academics made full professor

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 9:02am

Seventeen leading academics from across the University of Otago’s Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington campuses are being promoted to full professor.

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Long-acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents advocated

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 2:38pm

Senior lecturers in bioethics, and obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Otago have called for a free, universal LARC (long-acting reversible contraceptive) programme to be made available to teens before they become sexually active.

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Better and Better and Better? A Legal and Ethical Analysis of Preventive Detention in New Zealand

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:48am

Better and Better and Better? A Legal and Ethical Analysis of Preventive Detention in New Zealand

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John McMillan: Fluoridation a decision for local government

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:46am

John McMillan interviewed on water fluoridation

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Precision in ethics

Thursday, 19 September 2013 2:35pm

In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle remarks "Our account will be adequate if its clarity is in line with the subject matter, because the same degree of precision is not to be sought in all discussion . . . it is a mark of an educated person to look in each area for only that degree of accuracy that the nature of the subject permits."

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New publication: John Hughlings Jackson: bridging theory and clinical observation

Friday, 28 June 2013 3:07pm

John Hughlings Jackson, who is regarded by many as the father of British neurology, published his Croonian lectures on the evolution and dissolution of the nervous system in The Lancet in 1884.

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25 years of Bioethics celebrated

Monday, 1 October 2012 11:06am

The Otago Bioethics Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Three symposia and a series of public lectures have been organised to mark the milestone.