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    Bruce Jennings

    • Beyond the Covid Crisis—A New Social Contract with Public Health

      Posted on May 19, 2020

      Covid-19 is teaching us the stern lesson that economic well-being and health justice are two sides of the same coin. To weather pandemics and restore the social contact that economic life demands, we need to sign a new social contract with public health.

    • Envisioning Civic Palliative Care

      Posted on July 16, 2018

      Dying cannot be understood properly, or responded to well, without recourse to the connections between the dying experience and the larger social structures that make up a social and civic community. To develop this perspective further, it is important to envision a new kind of palliative care system that extends beyond professional expertise and a… Read more

    • Continuing the Dialogue on Bioethics and Populism

      Posted on March 31, 2017

      Franklin Miller’s recent post in Bioethics Forum responded to our essay, “Bioethics and Populism: How Should Our Field Respond?”  in the current issue of the Hastings Center Report. There, we suggested that rising global authoritarian populism presents opportunities for (and, one might even say, places responsibilities on) the field of bioethics. We proposed that bioethics might… Read more

    • Being at Two with Nature and Mosquitoes

      Posted on October 4, 2016

      When Woody Allen said he was “at two with nature,” perhaps he had in mind insects that sting or bite. Who can argue with that, and who hasn’t taken a swat at one in self-defense? Right now the creature we would like to get rid of is one common species of mosquito called Ades aegypti.… Read more

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