College Conference: This nursing conference will be held on 7-9 December 2011 in leuven,belgium, which organized by Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law. Since the beginning of the 1980s, nursing ethics has developed to such a degree that it is today considered a fixture within applied ethics. The specific positions occupied within health care by nurses, their expertise and their responsibilities all result in their being confronted by ethically sensitive issues. The Keynote Speaker of these conference are Ann Gallagher (Editor Nursing Ethics) and Course coordinator: Chris Gastmans.
The aim of the course is to foster exchanges on foundational and methodological approaches as well as on comtemporary and educational issues in nursing ethics. More specifically, the purposes of this course are:
(1) To analyse fundamental notions that are being talked in the field of nursing ethics, namely many notions of care, moral practice, the human person, vulnerability, dignity, and trust. For example, extensive understanding will be offered into the ethical and philosophical foundations of the practice of nursing.
(2) To educate participants/members of these conference 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 elderly care. 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 develop exchange between national and international experts with respect to new developments in nursing ethics from an international perspective.
You can make registration for the Intensive Course Nursing Ethics at http://med.kuleuven.be/Faculteit_Geneeskunde/english/borders/erasmus-mundus-bioethics/nursing-ethics.