Ethics and Evidence in End-of-Life Decision Making. Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Medical ethics at the end of life: norm and empiricism
3rd and 4th April 2014 Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
Aim of the conference
End-of-life decision making has been subject of intensive normative as well as empirical analysis. Traditionally, the question of what constitutes a good end of life is dealt with in the field of normative ethics. However, socio-empirical and clinical research can deliver important information for ethical judgements about end-of-life practice. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers from different scientific fields in Europe and the US who are currently conducting research which can further the understanding of end-of-life decision making and stimulate the development of interventions which may support patients, care-givers and healthcare professionals with ethically difficult decisions at the end of life.
• Normative analyses on individual and societal aspects on end of life
• Socio-empirical research and its relevance for the ethical debate
• Empirical ethics research on end-of-life decision making
• Clinical and ethical interventions to improve end-of-life practice
For a detailed programme please check: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/malakow/download/pdf/2013/Programme_%20Ethics_Evidence_131119.pdf
PD Dr. Jan Schildmann, M.A.
Head of the NRW-Junior Research Group
"Medical ethics at the end of life: norm and empiricism"
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