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Justice and Priority Setting in Health Care. Intensive Course on Contemporary Ethical Issues regarding Choices in Health Care - Conference - Belgien

Date: 22.03.2017, 09:00h to 24.03.2017, 16:00h
Location: Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel Martelarenlaan 36 3010 Leuven Belgium
Keywords: Health care system/Health policy
Details: In the spring of 2017, the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (KU Leuven) organizes the third edition of the successful intensive course ‘Justice and Priority Setting in Health Care’. This course is an excellent occasion to reflect on present and future ethical challenges regarding choices in health care within an international setting. Starting point of the course is the fact that contemporary health care systems face many challenges, which essentially boil down to the following question: How can we reconcile (1) the principle of justice and equity for all, with (2) the assignment of providing good quality care, and (3) the principle of economic sustainability? The objective of this intensive course is to analyse the key issues at stake, both from a theoretical perspective and from the perspective of applied ethical questions. FORMAT This course works from an interdisciplinary perspective. During the course, an international group of philosophers, economists, theologians, physicians, nurses, pharmacologists, psychologists, lawyers, policy makers and health care managers, will focus on the issue of justice and priority setting in health care. There will be time for intensive discussions. The language of instruction will be English. PARTICIPANTS The course is of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as medicine, philosophy, economy, sociology and theology and is open to health care workers, health care ethicists, people from the healthcare administration, health care managers, board members, policy makers, as well as to PhD students undertaking courses of study in these areas.
Organizer: Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium
Contact: Liesbet Degrie
KU Leuven Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law Kapucijnenvoer 35/3, box 7001 3000 Leuven Belgium
Tel: 0032 16 32 62 39
Fax: 0032 16 33 69 52
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