On 19 November 2014 prof. Helen Kohlen (Professor of care policy at Philosophical-Theological University of Vallendar/Koblenz and Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta) held a lecture entitled ‘Bioethics and conflicts of care in the hospital arena – How care ethics can (not) serve nursing issues’ .
This lecture was part of the seminar series ‘Care practices: towards a re-casting of Ethics’ organised by the University of Oxford. While the language of autonomy and principle-based ethics has dominated clinical ethics in the hospital arena, care-ethics and a language of care has been marginalized with relevant effects on the representation of nursing issues in clinical ethics. The presentation is based on the following questions: (1) What does the history of applied (bio-) ethics tell us about care ethics from a nursing perspective? (2) What are the findings in clinical ethics? (3) What do field studies in the hospital arena reveal about the language of bioethics and care ethics with a focus on nursing issues?
Like all lectures in this seminar series it is taped.
Next lecture on 26 November 2014: prof. Christina Schües.