Ethics and Bioethics
Multiculturalism and Intercultural Philosophy
Interaction between universalism of human rights and traditional particularism of low and middle income countries cultures
Impact of Health technologies on cultural traditions of low and middle income countries
Alessia Maccaro was born in Naples, Italy, in 1988. She achieved the Diploma degree [BA] in Philosophy in 2010, at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). In 2012, Alessia achieved the Master [MA] in Philosophy at the same University.
During her Ph.D in Philosophical Sciences, curriculum of Bioethics, she did two field researches (03/2016 and 04-05/2017) in Departement of Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Abomey Calavi - Bénin (Africa)- prof. Roch. Hougnihin.
She has finalized her Ph.D (viva date: 23/10/2017) with a thesis entitled: “Illness and treatment in Benin. Between traditional particularism and universalism of human rights: a perspective of intercultural bioethics”: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/11902/
At the moment she is the winner of a postdoctoral research fellow in Bioethics at the Department of Social Science of the University of Naples “Federico II”. Her research focuses on the ethical impact of thyroid on traditional culture of Benin (Subsaharan Africa).
She is currently Teaching fellow on Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Bioethics M-FIL/03 (CDSS 19/12/2017), at the Departement of Social Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
She is member of different professional bodies (scientific societies) as the Italian Society of Moral Philosophy (SIFM), Umberto Veronesi Foundation – Neapolitan Delegation, Consulta di Bioetica Onlus (Torino University, Italy), Interuniversitary Center of Bioethical Research (CIRB - University of Naples Federico II) and she is member of Scientific Advisory Board of the Laboratory “Ethics, Bioethics and citizenship” (EBC), University of Naples Federico II.
She has authored many scientific articles, books chapters and books about moral philosophy and bioethics.
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of Medical Devices (MDs) in low and middle-income countries (LMIC)
2015 First Prize, Young Award, Consulta di Bioetica Onlus 2015
- (2021) D. Piaggio, R. Castaldo, M. Cinelli, S. Cinelli, A. Maccaro, L. Pecchia, A MCDA framework for designing medical devices resilient to low-resource settings: an application for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), in «Globalization and Health» 17, 64 (2021), 22-06-2021 https://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12992-021-00718-z
- (2021) A. Maccaro, D. Piaggio, S. Pagliara, L. Pecchia, The role of ethics in science: a systematic literature review from the first wave of COVID 19, in «Health and Technology» (Springer), 03/06/2021: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s12553-021-00570-6.pdf
- (2020) Versioni del religioso in Africa occidentale subsahariana, in «Filosofia e Teologia», 3-2020, pp. 501-516- ISSN 1824-4963
- (2020) A. Maccaro, D. Piaggio, C. Dodaro, L. Pecchia, Mental illness in some Sub Saharan African communities: the perspective of Bioethics and transcultural nursing, in «Medicina e Morale», 2020/4, pp. 493-502
- (2020) L. Di Pietro, D. Piaggio, I. Oronti, A. Maccaro, R.C. Houosseuvo, D. Medenou, C. De Maria, L. Pecchia, A. Ahluwalia, A Framework for Assessing Healthcare Facilities in Low‑Resource Settings: Field Studies in Benin and Uganda, in «Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering» (Springer), 24 June 2020: https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s40846-020-00546-3?sharing_token=toBHk6WnSljwN2r-d3fzZfe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY4lDFxo1lgZgm82hYkcvoziteKf2CNP1R9YcHTUl_Wk991__VcmMc2dtQxoSjpLuvkb0Jgv1slR2wDWJImXCuIAh3Y0CnH706oQyzDUGDI16J08BOI9fx6YoRCfTp5OEuE%3D (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40846-020-00546-3)
- (2020) L. Pecchia, D. Piaggio, A. Maccaro, C. Formisano, E. Iadanza, The inadequacy of regulatory frameworks in time of crisis and in Low-Resource Settings: Personal Protective Equipment and COVID19, in «Health and Technology» (Springer), 2 May 2020:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12553-020-00429-2 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12553-020-00429-2)
(2019) Per una bioetica interculturale [For an intercultural bioethics], Aracne: Roma, 2019 (ISBN: 978-88-255-2808-4)
(2018) Il punto di vista bioetico sull’inquinamento indoor, in M. de Tilla e L. Militerni (a cura di), L’inquinamento indoor. Tra istanze economiche, scientifiche e di tutela dello spazio abitato, della persona e dell’ambiente, Utet giuridica, Torino, 2018, pp. 261-334 [The point of view of bioethics on indoor pollution. In M. de Tilla and L. Militerni (ed by), Indoor pollution. Between economic, scientific and protection of the inhabited space, of the person and of the environment, by the Umberto Veronesi Foundation, Utet giuridica, Turin, 2018, pp. 261-334];
(2018) Beninese therapeutic pluralism. Historical roots and bioethical issues, in «Journal of Theoretical and Applied Vascular Research», 2018, 3 (1), pp. 9- 14, DOI: 10.24019/jtavr.53, ISSN 2532-0831 (http://www.vasculab.eu/jtavr/jtavr03/jtavr031/jtavr031.htm)
(2018) Dignità, identità, diritti. La cura in Bénin tra rispetto delle tradizioni terapeutiche e modernità, in E. D’Antuono (ed by), Dignità, Libertà, Ragione Bioetica [Dignity, identity, rights. The cure in Benin between respect for therapeutic traditions and modernity, in E. D'Antuono (ed by), The words of science, the reasons for ethics, the rules of law], Milano: Mimesis, pp. 325-342 (ISBN: 9788857529004)
(2017) L’agostinismo di Blaise Pascal tra individuo e comunità [The agostinism of Blaise Pascal between individual and community], pref. di R. De Biase, Roma: Aracne, 2017 (ISBN: 978-88-255-0802-4).
(2016) Madmen to untie. Bioethics between respect of cultural practices and human rights, in «Medicina e Morale», 2, pp. 155-165 (ISSN: 0025-7834).