Jackie Leach Scully will contribute to the Summerschool “What about the Family’, August 19-26 in Groningen.

Jackie Leach Scully will contribute to the Summerschool “What about the Family’, August 19-26 in Groningen. Read her recommendation here:

My name is Jackie Leach Scully, and I am Professor of Social Ethics and Bioethics in the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre at Newcastle University, UK.  My main research interests are in the areas of empirical bioethical methods, feminist methodology and theory, and disability bioethics. I have a particular focus on the ways in which ‘ordinary people’ come to make bioethical decisions, and have had a number of research projects that examined, example, how people make their families through decisions about prenatal testing, and how religious and cultural attitudes affect people’s ethical evaluations of new reproductive and genetic technologies. Empirical methods enlarge our understanding of how people approach making their own bioethical decisions, and I use this to expand theorisation of important concepts like vulnerability, solidarity and particularity. The summer school will offer everyone who takes part an invaluable opportunity to explore new pathways in bioethical thinking about families, family knowledge, and family relationships.

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Read the personal recommendation of Christian Munthe on our Summerschool What about the Family? August 19-26 2017

Read the personal recommendation of Christian Munthe on our Summerschool ‘What about the Family?’,  August 19-26 2017.

Munthe

My name is Christian Munthe and I am professor of practical philosophy at the University of Gothenburg. Through my work on reproductive ethics and the ethics and philosophy of person centred care and shared decision-making, the role of family and close personal relationships has has emerged as a critical topic in need of much more exploration in the ethics of health and social care. This summer school offers a unique and much needed opportunity to advance this area and offers to opportunity to explore a wide range of themes in a unified way. My own contribution to the school will be to present philosophical analysis as well as some empirical research relating to the ethics of  family involvement in clinical decision-making. A particular focus will regard adolescent patients and patients i psychiatry, especially regarding areas requiring large amounts of self-care.

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