Advanced European bioethics course ‘Suffering, Death and Palliative Care’, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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Advanced European bioethics course ‘Suffering, Death and Palliative Care’ will be organized for the 17th time in Nijmegen, the Netherlands from 10-13 February 2015.

Aim of the course is to educate participants on a range of ethical issues related to death and dying, suffering, palliative care and medically assisted death. Extensive insight into the medical, philosophical, theological and ethical foundations of these concepts will be proffered. During the course experts will give presentations on various 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 and cultural aspects of death and dying.  The key-note lecture will be held by Sheila Payne, president of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), and holder of the Help the Hospices chair in hospice studies at Lancaster university (UK).

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,- voor early bird registration (before 15 December 2014), € 790,- after this date.  For more information or registration, please follow the links or contact: Simone Naber: simone.naber@radboudumc.nl. Tel: +31 (0) 24-3613359 / +31 (0) 24-3615320. For updates and the latest news follow us on twitter: @palcarecourse.

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