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Christian Munthe: The moral psychology of person-centred care and shared decision making

Wanneer:do 17-10-2013 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:The Aquarium, Faculty of Philosophy

Lecture by Christian Munthe (University of Gothenburg), organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

The moral psychology of person-centred care and shared decision making and the multi-dimensionality of care decision and ethics: the case of adolescent diabetes

The paper discusses ethical problems implied by ambitions to involve patients more in clinical decisions in health care. In particular, it presents an analysis of special considerations that need to be modelled by good theories when patients (as is often the case) are not robust decision makers and/or executioners of made decisions, and thus need support to manage and overcome such vulnerabilities. A basic point made is that this implies a potential conflict between ethical aspects of decision making and of virtue-oriented objectives of care.

Christian Munthe is Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. His research is mainly about ethics, value and policy issues arising in the intersection of health, science & technology, the environment and society.