Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist
Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist is deputy lecturer senior lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics. Her research focuses on applied ethics, and she has a particular interest in notions of moral responsibility. She has published articles in public health ethics, risk ethics, the ethics of technology and environmental ethics. Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist received her PhD in Philosophy at the Division of Philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 2008.
Phone: +46 18 471 65 65
Teaching and research
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist teaches students in medicine, technology and natural sciences. She is part of a project to integrate ethics teaching in the biology degree programmes at Uppsala University. Her research deals with risk communication and she is involved in Mind the Risk.
Recently in media and debate
- Att ta etiskt ansvar
Unionen, industri och teknik, December 2015
- Lyhörda experter kan bättre övertyga vaccinskeptiker
Vetenskapsradions veckomagasin, Sveriges Radio P1, 2015-11-05
- Första genförändrade embryot väcker debatt
Vetandets värld, Sveriges Radio P1, 2015-04-24
- Nappar, amningsnormen och ansvarsfull riskinformation
Debatt i Läkartidningen, 2014-10-31
Managing genetic risk information
Research generates huge amounts of genetic information. How should we handle it? That is what we are trying to find out in a large international research project.
Ethics & law for medical students
Students learn to analyze ethical and legal problems in medical practice and argue for their standpoint.
Ethics for biology students
The best teaching in ethics and biology is achieved when the ethics experts from CRB work together with the biology experts.
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist on the Ethics Blog
We are investigating risk information from serval perspectives.
Caring for patients
Nurses encounter ethical dilemmas in their daily work. But there are also moral dimensions to nursing practice.
- Nursing Ethics, vol. 23, ss. 231-241 DOI
- Children & society, vol. 29, ss. 38-47 DOI
- Moral responsibility in innovation networks .
- Ethics and Values in Technological Design .
- Journal of Risk Research, vol. 18, ss. 333-346 DOI
- Effective Risk Communication .
Nursing Ethics & Ethics of Care
Nursing ethics is concerned with the moral dimensions of nursing practice while the ethics of care is a normative ethical theory. For many years CRB has developed these fields from different angles. We have used qualitative studies to describe and explore the kinds of ethical dilemmas nurses encounter in their day-to-day work and how they solve them. Other studies have investigated the role of ethical guidelines in the building of ethical competence in nursing practice and in priority setting. In this report, we provide a summary of our research.
Responsible risk communication
There is a lot of talk about responsibility society today, but it is not always clear what it means to be responsible. Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, lecturer at CRB, has done research on responsibility and risk communication, with publications spanning from nuclear power to infant feeding. She is also planning structured ethics teaching for students in science and technology.