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July 5 - July 8

€850 – €950

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.

This course starts from an interdisciplinary perspective (incorporating philosophy, theology, medicine, social sciences, nursing, as well as normative and empirical ethics). 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 language of instruction will be English.

The reading materials will be distributed electronically before the start of the summer course.
Accreditation points ‘Economy and Ethics’ for Belgian physicians and accreditation points of the Dutch ‘Stichting Kwaliteitsregister Geestelijk Verzorgers’ are requested.

The fee for the on-campus course will be € 850 if you register and pay as a participant before May 15th 2022; € 950 for registration and payment from May 15th 2022 onwards. Reduced registration fee for participants from Eastern Europe and Low Income Countries is € 650 (before May 15th 2022) and € 750 (from May 15th 2022 onwards). This fee includes tuition and course materials, as well as refreshments, four lunches, and a dinner. Deadline for registration and payment: June 15th 2022. Detailed information on
registration and payment can be found here  or here  under Summer Course.

Full information on the course can be found here



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


Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel
Martelarenlaan 36
Leuven, 3010 Belgium
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