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News
Barbro Fröding and Sven Ove Hansson are currently working on an article investigating a set of value conflicts which attach to PCC. Examples include the tension between patient choice and available resources, and patient choice and patient accountability.

Publications
Sven Ove Hansson “The Ethics of Making Patients Responsible”, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, in press.
 
Sven Ove Hansson, “Medical Ethics and New Public Management in Sweden”, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 23:261-267, 2014.

Biographies
Sven Ove Hansson is professor in philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and former President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. He is editor-in-chief of Theoria and of the two book series Philosophy, Technology and Society and Outstanding Contributions to Logic. His research includes contributions to moral and political philosophy, the philosophy of risk, decision theory, logic, and the philosophy of science and technology. He is the author of well over 300 refereed journal papers and books chapters. His recent books include The Ethics of Risk. Ethical Analysis in an Uncertain World (2013), Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management (edited with Deborah Oughton, 2013), The Role of Technology in Science. Philosophical Perspectives (edited, 2015), and The Argumentative Turn in Policy Analysis. Reasoning about Uncertainty (edited with Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn, 2016).

Barbro Fröding is a Senior Researcher at the Division of Philosophy at KTH and a
Senior Research Associate, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. Her main research interests include virtue ethics, bioethics, cognitive enhancement and medical ethics. With Walter Osika (Karolinska Institute) she is the author of the book  ‘Neuroenhancement: how mental training and meditation can promote epistemic virtue’ (Springer 2015).

Jesper Ahlin is a PhD student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. His research is on the concept of autonomy and how it applies in therapeutic settings. Among the topics Jesper takes an interest in are what it is to consent to treatment voluntarily, if the authenticity of a person’s wishes can be determined, and if so, whether and how authenticity is of moral significance in consent situations.