research methodology

Empirically grounded ethics of care

Ethics of care – with its emphasis on care instead of fairness, relationships instead of rules, conflicting responsibilities instead of competing rights, contextual and narrative thinking instead of formal and abstract thinking – originates in the empirical research of Carol Gilligan and her co-workers. Continue reading Empirically grounded ethics of care

“Why frailty needs vulnerability”

‘Why frailty needs vulnerability- A care ethicial study into the lived experiences of older hospital patients’ at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. On May 6th, 2015, Hanneke van der Meide presented her thesis. This study was conducted in the framework of a strategic program called ‘Professional Loving Care’. Continue reading “Why frailty needs vulnerability”

Intensive European Bioethics Course “Ethics of Pediatric Research” – 18-20 May 2015

The Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, and the Department of Woman and Child Health, University of Padova, announce the advanced European Bioethics Course ‘Ethics of Pediatric Research’ in Padova, Italy from 18-20 May 2015.  Continue reading Intensive European Bioethics Course “Ethics of Pediatric Research” – 18-20 May 2015

Interview with Inge van Nistelrooij about (self)sacrifice

Inge van Nistelrooij will defend her PhD-thesis on ‘Sacrifice. A care-ethical reappraisal of sacrifice and self-sacrifice’ at the University of Humanistic Studies (Utrecht, the Netherlands) on January 15, 2014. What made her choose this subject, how did her research unfold, and what were the most striking outcomes? 

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