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06-07-2021 - 09-07-2021

€820 – €920

The course will be held on campus. If you are not able to attend in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is the possibility to attend online. See additional information below.

The number of persons with dementia will rise considerably in the years to come. The increasing prevalence of dementia and the treatment and care for people with dementia present a myriad of important ethical questions and responsibilities. What do we think of the quality of life of people with dementia and of their subsequent end of life? What are the opinions about vulnerability and dignity in case of dementia? What do we consider to be ‘good care’ and ‘a good death’ for persons with dementia?

The objective of the course is to foster exchanges on foundational, clinical-ethical and organisational-ethical approaches to dementia care. During the course, national and international experts will give presentations on various ethical topics in the domain of dementia care. Time will be provided for intensive discussion and interaction.

The conference is interdisciplanary and works from the field of philosophy, medical care, nursing care, geriatrics and clinical ethics. Topics that will be covered through lectures include: dealing with vulnerability and dignity of patients, family and social workers; sexuality and intimicy; use of robots and ict; early diagnosis and care-planning; euthanasia .The course is of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as health care administration, medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, philosophy and theology, and is open to healthcare and social workers, people from universities, university colleges, and patient associations, and members of ethics committees, and to PhD students undertaking courses of study in these areas.

Deadline for Early Bird Registration and payment: before May 15th 2021. To register for this course click on the following link.

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€820 – €920


Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law and the Faculty of Medicine KU Leuven, Belgium
00 32 16 37 33 03
Chris.Gastmans@kuleuven.be; Alice.Cavolo@kuleuven.be
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Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel
Martelarenlaan 36
Leuven, 3010 Belgium
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