The Ethics of Powerlessnessness team will be taking part in the 2018 Autonomy Summer School from 12-14 July 2018.
In this Green Paper we shall provide an overview of the difficulties involved not only in responding effectively to addiction but in understanding the nature of the condition. In particular, we shall focus our attention on a major question in the literature: to what extent, if at all, are addicts disempowered by their addiction?
‘“Living well” or “living actively”? Ethics of Powerlessness researchers help revise NICE palliative care recommendations
The Ethics of Powerlessness research team at the University of Essex has successfully helped amend the draft scope of service delivery guidelines, ‘End of Life Guide: Delivery of Adult Services For People in the Last Year of Life’. The guidelines are being developed by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence
End-of-life care and the search for a new ethical approach: Essex researchers call for an “ethics of powerlessness”
Our friends, family and the professionals looking after us in the most difficult circumstances can also often find themselves helpless to improve the situation. Philosophers at the University of Essex are now looking to understand experiences of powerlessness by working with academics and healthcare professionals including staff at St Helena Hospice in Colchester.