6th Nursing Ethics course

Summer Course: Ethics in Dementia Care

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Date(s) - 05/07/2017 - 07/07/2017
09:00 - 16:30

Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel


The number of persons with dementia will rise considerably in the years to come. The increasing prevalence of dementia and the treatment and care for people with dementia present a myriad of important ethical questions and responsibilities. What do we think of the quality of life of people with dementia and of their subsequent end of life? What are the opinions about vulnerability and dignity in case of dementia? What do we consider to be ‘good care’ and ‘a good death’ for persons with dementia?

Objectives: The objective of the course is to foster exchanges on foundational, clinical-ethical and organizational-ethical approaches to dementia care practices.

Format: This course starts from an interdisciplinary perspective (incorporating philosophy, theology, medicine, nursing, as well as normative and empirical ethics). During the course, national and international experts will give presentations on various ethical topics in the domain of dementia care.

Participants: The course is of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, health care administration, philosophy and theology, and to PhD students undertaking courses of study in these areas. The language of instruction will be English. Deadline for registration and payment: June 19th 2017.

Price: The course fee will be € 695 if you register and pay as a participant before May 15th 2017, € 795 for registration and payment from May 15th 2017 onwards. Reduced registration fee for participants from Eastern Europe and Low Income Countries is € 495 (before May 15th 2017) and € 595 (from May 15th 2017 onwards).  This fee includes tuition and course materials, as well as refreshments, three lunches, and a dinner. Detailed information on registration and payment can be found at our website under Summer Course.

Chris Gastmans, PhD and Tijs Vandemeulebroucke, MA
KU Leuven: Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law
Kapucijnenvoer 35/3 box 7001- 3000 Leuven
Tel. 00 32 16 37 33 03
Fax 00 32 16 33 69 52
WWW: Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law

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