Theme: Bioethics and Social Vulnerability vis-à-vis the South-South Cooperation
Lecturer: Miguel Montagner
Professor in the postgraduate program of the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics of the UnB
Moderator: José Paranaguá de Santana
Paho/WHO consultant in Brazil, Coordinator of the NETHIS Project
On 25 August the seventh meeting of 2011 the “Cycle of Debates on Bioethics, and Health Diplomacy” was held, sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Diplomacy Studies in Health (NETHIS), in partnership with the graduate program in bioethics at the University of Brasilia, with support of the Regional Direction of Brasilia of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ Brasília) and of PAHO/WHO/Brazil. This meeting dealt with the cycle theme “Vulnerability and social theory: some notes in the light of the work of Pierre Bourdieu” and it was attended, as a lecturer, by Prof. Dr. Michelangelo Montagner, Coordinator of the Bioethics of persistent situations of the graduate program in bioethics of the UnB, and professor of the school of Ceilândia of UnB. As Chair and moderator, the event was attended by Dr. José Paranaguá Santana, Coordinator of the NETHIS.
José Paranaguá Santana highlighted the importance of the subject for understanding the rapprochement between public health and social sciences, which is an essential element of interdisciplinary thematics from NETHIS. It was very important the analysis of the speaker from the concepts of vulnerability and on the work of Pierre Bourdieu. This gave rise to the debate about the practical use of a concept of field. You can solve a problem that is at the confluence of three fields (diplomacy, bioethics, public health) without establishing its own field of this intersection? One hypothesis is that it is being built an interdisciplinary field at the confluence of bioethics with diplomacy and collective health.
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