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Ethical Issues in Health Care

This research aims to improve understanding and decision-making on the moral and ethical aspects of health care issues. Areas of current research include ethical issues in nursing, disaster response, emerging technologies and research. The combined role of critical thinking and emotions in ethics is of particular interest, especially as expressed through narratives of various formats.

Dr Dónal O’Mathúna is Chair of the EU-funded COST Action IS1201: Disaster Bioethics and is actively involved in responding to ethical issues in disasters. He is a regular commentator on healthcare ethics in Irish newspapers and on TV and radio programmes, including the Irish Times, the Late, Late ShowDrive Time and Morning Ireland.

For further information on current research, recent projects, and prospects for collaboration, please contact Dr Dónal O’Mathúna.