COVID-19 Vaccinations: Delivery and Access — a SACRU Webinar

In the first SACRU webinar, Drs. Isabel Capeloa Gil (Universidade Católica Portuguesa) and Takehito Kamata (Sophia University) moderated a very interesting discussion about the development and delivery of and the ethical issues surrounding access to COVID-19 vaccinations. The panelists included Drs. Nadia Abuelezam (Boston College), Xavier Symons (Catholic University of Australia), and Alexis Kalergis (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile).

Boston College Law School Lex Latinx Webinar Series

Daniela Urosa
Susan Simone Kang

Boston College Law School’s Lex Latinx webinar series is a series of five online conferences in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English, with speakers from different Latin American Universities and BC Law Faculty discussing human rights protection during the pandemic as well as perspectives for the post-pandemic.

Syllabus: #Shop-Apocalypse: Consumer Culture’s Past and the Fate of the Planet

Juliet Schor
Robin Fleming

Course Description: Although we are increasingly aware that our habits of consumption affect the environment, it is hard to imagine that consuming patterns are capable of being changed. In this class, students will learn that practices of consumption are both socially and historically constructed, that they change dramatically over time, and that there are (and always have been) urgent moral issues connected to practices of consumption. We will explore the global, social, and environmental dimensions of consumption, studying things like the 1897 Sears catalog, 1950s television shows, Canada Goose jackets, DIY manuals and makerspaces, and hippy cookbooks of the 1960s.

History 1710 / Sociology 1714

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Moral Distress in Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, it is becoming increasingly evident that many on the frontlines are, understandably, distressed. Distressed by the high volumes of patients and the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE). Anxious about not having enough ventilators as they face unprecedented resource allocation decisions. Grieving from watching patients die alone, health care workers, first responders and chaplains may experience moral distress due to the COVID-19 crisis, and this can affect them psychologically, morally and spiritually. It is incumbent on Catholic hospitals and long-term care facilities to care for their personnel, with particular focus on the frontliners who are experiencing more of this kind of harm.

Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States

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