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Advanced European Bioethics Course: Suffering, Death and Palliative Care


The section of Healthcare Ethics, department IQ healthcare, (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre) organizes the 21st edition of the advanced European bioethics Course ‘Suffering, Death and Palliative Care’ from 19-22 March, 2019. Website:


Objective of this course is to educate the participants on two main aspects: ethical questions of palliative care and medically assisted death, and philosophical, theological and medical reflections on the concepts of death and suffering. Attitudes towards death and dying, and the ethical aspects of continuing or foregoing medical treatment, and of medically assisted death receive considerable attention in this course. In addition, the dimensions of spirituality, rituals and intercultural diversity are covered.


The key-note lecture will be held by prof. Luc Deliens, Director of the End-of-Life Care Research Group, professor of Palliative Care Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussels and Ghent University.


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. Course language is English. Costs: € 690,- for early bird registration (before February 1st 2018), € 790,- from this date onwards.


For more information or registration, please follow the links or contact: : Valesca Hulsman: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it