Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist
Associate Professor in Practical Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist is senior lecturer in biomedical ethics 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
- Vaxx on, vaxx off
- Ethical choices in a pandemic
Mirage News, 2020-05-12
- Läkare vill inte jobba med covid-patienter
Morgon i P4 Stockholm, 2020-05-05
- Etiska vägval i en pandemi
- Gå försiktigt fram med vaccin mot covid-19
Svenska Dagbladet, 2020-04-03
- Övervakad av mamma och pappa
Barnaministeriet, UR, 2019-03-29
- Forskning - på gott och ont?
FORMAS frukostseminarium, 2018-11-29
- De självkörande bilarnas moral
- Experten om Volvos försäkran: ”Yeah, right”
Svenska Dagbladet, 2018-05-06
- Första dödsfallet med en självkörande bil
Sveriges Radio P1, Studio Ett, 2018-03-20
- Vem ska de självkörande bilarna välja att döda?
- Vem tar ansvar när tekniken fattar besluten?
NyTeknik, debatt 2017-05-17
- Avfärda inte människors oro för vacciner
Dagens Samhälle, debatt, 2017-03-16
- Filosofen: Vi måste tala mer etik och teknik
Computer Sweden, 2017-02-26
- 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
Why should we care about the environment and climate change?
Source: jessicanihlenfahlquist 2019-10-08
Promoting public health requires responsibility, compassion and humility
Source: jessicanihlenfahlquist 2019-06-10
Trust, responsibility and the Volkswagen scandal
Source: jessicanihlenfahlquist 2015-12-15
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.
Public Health and the Virtues of Responsibility, Compassion and Humility
Part of Public Health Ethics, p. 213-224, 2019.
Moral Responsibility and Risk in Society: Examples from emerging technologies, public health and environment
Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions
Part of BMC Public Health, 2018.
Vaccine hesitancy and trust: Ethical aspects of risk communication
Part of Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, p. 182-188, 2018.
Responsibility and privacy -: ethical aspects of using GPS to track children.
Part of Surveillance futures, 2017.
Experience of non-breastfeeding mothers: Norms and ethically responsible risk communication
Part of Nursing Ethics, p. 231-241, 2016.
Design forthe value of responsibility
Part of Handbook of ethics, values and technological design, 2015.
Nuclear energy, responsible risk communication and moral emotions: a three level framework
Part of Journal of Risk Research, p. 333-346, 2015.
Responsibility and Privacy: Ethical Aspects of Using GPS to Track Children
Part of Children & society, p. 38-47, 2015.
Responsibility as a virtue and the problem of many hands
Part of Moral responsibility and the problem of many hands, 2015.
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.