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Understanding various aspects of Nursing Ethics

06-12-2016 - 09-12-2016


The objective of the 6th edition of the course is to foster exchanges on foundational and methodological approaches as well as on contemporary and educational issues in nursing ethics.

During the course, national and international experts and keynote speaker Dr.Helen Kohlen will give presentations on various topics in the domain of nursing ethics. There will be time for intensive discussions. The aims of this course are:

(1) To analyse fundamental notions

that are being discussed in the field of nursing ethics, namely various notions of care, moral practice, the human person, vulnerability, dignity, and trust. As such, extensive understanding will be provided into the ethical and philosophical foundations of the practice of nursing.

(2) To educate participants

on a range of ethical topics that are predominant in the contemporary debate in nursing ethics, namely, nursing ethics perspectives on end-of-life care and on care for older people. These topics will be explored from a philosophical-ethical perspective as well as from an empirical-ethical perspective.

(3) To introduce participants

into methodological and educational aspects of nursing ethics.

(4) To establish exchange among national and international experts

with respect to new developments in nursing ethics from an international perspective.




Prof. Chris Gastmans
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Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Martelarenlaan 36
Leuven, 3010 Belgium
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