Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist

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.

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Recent publications

  • Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica

    Public Health and the Virtues of Responsibility, Compassion and Humility

    Part of Public Health Ethics, p. 213-224, 2019.

  • Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica

    Moral Responsibility and Risk in Society: Examples from emerging technologies, public health and environment

    Routledge, 2018.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Eriksson, Stefan; Veldwijk, Jorien; Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica et al.

    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.

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  • Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica

    Vaccine hesitancy and trust: Ethical aspects of risk communication

    Part of Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, p. 182-188, 2018.

  • Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica

    Responsibility and privacy -: ethical aspects of using GPS to track children.

    Part of Surveillance futures, 2017.

  • Fahlquist, Jessica Nihlén

    Experience of non-breastfeeding mothers: Norms and ethically responsible risk communication

    Part of Nursing Ethics, p. 231-241, 2016.

  • Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica; Doorn, Neelke; Van de Poel, Ibo

    Design forthe value of responsibility

    Part of Handbook of ethics, values and technological design, 2015.

  • Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica; Roeser, Sabine

    Nuclear energy, responsible risk communication and moral emotions: a three level framework

    Part of Journal of Risk Research, p. 333-346, 2015.

  • Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica

    Responsibility and Privacy: Ethical Aspects of Using GPS to Track Children

    Part of Children & society, p. 38-47, 2015.

  • Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica

    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.

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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.

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Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist