Intensive Course “Suffering, Death and Palliative Care”, 15th edition
(Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 26 February – March 1, 2013)
The section of Healthcare Ethics, department IQ healthcare, (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre) organizes the 15th edition of the advanced European Bioethics Course ‘Suffering, Death and Palliative Care’ from February 26 – March 1, 2013.
Aim of the course is to educate participants on a range of ethical issues related to suffering, palliative care and medically assisted death. Extensive insight into the medical, philosophical, theological and ethical foundations of these concepts will be proffered.
Participants will learn about a variety of topics in the domain of palliative care: autonomy and dependence; scientific research in palliative care; palliative sedation and euthanasia; death, suffering and palliative care; quality of life and a good death; spirituality and palliative care. There will be time for intensive discussions.
The key-note lecture will be held by Marc Desmet SJ, MD. Members of the staff are, among others, Kris Vissers, professor of palliative care in Nijmegen; Dick Willems, professor of medical ethics in Amsterdam; Evert van Leeuwen, professor of medical ethics in Nijmegen; Gerrit Kimsma, general practitioner and philosopher in Amsterdam, Thomas Quartier, professor of Thanatology in Nijmegen and Carlo Leget, Professor of ethics of care and spiritual counseling and endowed professor in ethical and spiritual issues in palliative care in Utrecht.
This course is of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as nursing, medicine, health care administration, ethics, philosophy, theology and pastoral care, and PhD students undertaking courses of study in these areas.
The intensive course Suffering, Death and Palliative care is part of the post-initial Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics program organized by a consortium of three European universities: the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and the Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy). Due to this collaboration, participants of the advanced course Suffering, Death and Palliative Care, will join Master students from all over the world.
Location: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Language: English. Price: Euro (€) 690 for early registration before January 1st, 2013, Euro (€) 790 for registration after this date.
For more information or registration, please follow the links or consult our website: www.masterbioethics.org, under Intensive courses. Contact: Simone Naber: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: (0)24-3613359/(0)24-3615320. For updates and the latest news follow us on twitter: @palcarecourse.
Martien Pijnenburg PhD (course coordinator)
Simone Naber MSc (course management)