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Clinical Ethics · Concepts, Problems and Challenges (Workshop Istanbul)

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On 17 September 2012, the second workshop will be held at the new Besikcizade Medical Humanities Center (Beşikçizade Tıp ve İnsani Bilimler Merkezi, BETİM), launched by hayatvakfı (http://www.hayatvakfi.org.tr/ ).


Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Sass (USA/Germany) will lead a one-day workshop on the topic ‘Clinical Ethics · Concepts, Problems and Challenges’ from 9.15am to 4pm.

Description of the Workshop:

In parallel with the scientific developments in modern medicine we observe an increase in the number of ethical problems arising in medical practice. Solving these problems has become a complex task. Especially in the last 20 years, clinical ethics has come to the fore as an academic discipline addressing these issues. In this workshop, world-renowned philosopher Hans Martin Sass will first outline the historical development of clinical ethics in the Western world and then discuss ethical decision making in clinical everyday life and its challenges. Subsequently, he will introduce the Bochum Working Paper, which he himself developed as a tool for solving medical ethical problems. Finally, his concept will be analyzed in its application to interesting and complex clinical cases.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Marin Sass is a Founding Member of the Zentrum für Medizinische Ethik (Center for Medical Ethics) at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, and Emeritus Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, as well as Honorary Professor at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China, and Academic Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He read philosophy and religious studies in Erlangen, Marburg and Münster, Germany. He earned his PhD 1962 at Münster University with a thesis on Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion. Having published widely on Hegel, Marx, and Heidegger, for the last 30 years Sass has focused on Political Philosophy and Applied Ethics.

Workshop languages are Turkish and English (with simultaneous translation provided).

Registration is required electronically by 7 September 2012, please, contact betim.bilgi@yandex.com, providing your name, institutional affiliation, mobile phone number, and e-mail address

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Written by rainerbroemer

August 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

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