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Ethical issues in the allocation of scarce resources in healthcare

Public lecture from European Researcher's Night

The challenge of deciding which care to give – and to whom – will probably increase. How does ethics play a role in these decisions? Lars Sandman, head of the Swedish National Centre for Priorities in Health, talks about different ways of reasoning about different values when limited resources are to be distributed in a way that is perceived as fair.

The lecture was recorded at European Researcher's Night that was held at Campus Valla in September 2023. 

Further reading: More about the Swedish National Centre for Priorities in Health

The drivers of progress

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With pain as a driving force – from refugee to professor

After a childhood marked by displacement, Bijar Ghafouri came to a place where she could stay. “In Sweden I got the opportunity to study what I wanted. Age or gender didn’t matter,” she says. Today, she is a professor researching long-term pain.

The astronomer who turned his eyes towards Earth

Magnus Gålfalk was ten years old when he became fascinated with space. His doctoral thesis was about how stars are formed. But now he is doing climate research at Linköping University instead.

Marianna Lena Kambanou sits leaning forward over the back of a blue chair, with her arms crossed.

Studying how reuse can be good business

Taking over things that someone else has used can also be business. This is what Marianna Lena Kambanou studies in her research.

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Björn-Ola Linnér: I am a frustrated optimist

Climate researcher Björn-Ola Linnér never imagined an academic career. Here you can hear him talk about the road to  becoming a professor and, as a researcher, active in the environmental debate.

Per Jensen with a chicken in his hands.

Pioneer with animals’ best interests at heart

What do animals do? What do they think? Do they have feelings? These are questions that have fascinated people through the ages and represent a field of research of their own. In ethology, Linköping professor Per Jensen is one of the leading figures.

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The new Tage Danielsson professor is a researcher, poet and artist

She is a cultural theorist with an interest in philosophy, politics, media theory and art. In addition to this, she is also a writer and an artist. Keti Chukhrov is the new holder of Linköping University’s Tage Danielsson visiting professorship.

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