Ryan J. Dougherty

Social Welfare Scholar

The social nature of medical moral problems


This project seeks to promote a new working relationship between the social sciences and bioethical theory. To do so, I am developing a framework that highlights the role of social structures in the emergence of moral problems in medical services. Alongside this theoretical work, I am conducting a qualitative project that examines how treatment providers identify and navigate social ecological factors in the moral problems they confront in their work.

More information on this project will be updated in Fall 2021.