Posts Tagged ‘science’

power

How leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise. Studies show that being in a position of power has side effects like loss of empathy and contact with reality, recklessness and incompetence. Is that necessarily bad? And if it is, how can it be addressed?

via The Atlantic, July/August 2017

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healthcare racism

Professor Roianne West is on a mission to achieve equity in our health system. In this article from Hospital and Healthcare Magazine Roianne, winner of the 2020 Lowitja Institute Cranlana Award, talks about the immense task of unravelling racism in Australia’s complex health system.

via Hospital and Healthcare Magazine, 16 October 2020

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archaeology ethics

Human bones tell stories that would otherwise be lost to history. But archaeologists are increasingly confronted with demands to let past generations rest in peace.

The ethical debate surrounding archaeologists unearthing and studying human remains is one of long-standing.

In this article Mark Strauss asks why we care so much about the rights of the dead, who, by virtue of their non-living status, have no apparent opinion on the matter?

via National Geographic, 7 April 2016

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big data

The world’s first guide on data ethics for brands has been launched to encourage companies to see the vital important of addressing the gap between what they can do and what they should do. For the industry, prioritising people over data is regarded as important for brands’ long-term licence to operate. Data ethics are, however, more than the bottom line. Big tech firms have come under increasing scrutiny for their collection and use of data, and the impact that’s had on everything from consumer choices in groceries to political candidates. Questions are being raised about who is building the systems, how they’re using the data and who gets to make these decisions.

August 2020

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