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Bio&Medical Ethics (BME) - International PhD Program

English title Bio&Medical Ethics (BME) - International PhD Program
Applicant Biller-Andorno Nikola
Number 137134
Funding scheme ProDoc
Research institution Institut für Biomedizinische Ethik und Medizingeschichte Ethik-Zentrum der Universität Zürich
Institution of higher education University of Zurich - ZH
Main discipline Health Education
Start/End 01.01.2012 - 30.04.2015
Approved amount 352'597.00
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Bioethics

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary

Over the last decades, bioethics- the field that studies ethical questions in medicine and the life sciences - has become a well-established academic discipline. Bioethics scholarship comprises identification of ethical dilemmas, application of conceptual analytical techniques, development of normative frameworks for problem solving, and collection and interpretation of empirical data that can inform bioethical debates. Bioethics is by definition an interdisciplinary domain; the questions it studies are too complex to be resolved by the methodological tools or approaches offered within one discipline, and as a result it utilizes mixed methods coming from various disciplines including philosophy, medicine, the life sciences, anthropology, gender studies, sociology and policy analysis. 

There is an increasing demand for bioethics expertise in clinical and research ethics committees, in national ethics committees as well as in various health-related organizations in the public and private sector. Funding agencies worldwide (e.g. European Commission, Genome Canada, US funds) routinely require the integration of an ethics part in scientific projects in order to identify (and, if possible, prevent or minimize) adverse consequences of biotechnology and to increase the credibility and transparency of biomedical scientific projects. In addition, ethical expertise is becoming a regular requirement for researchers in different scientific areas.

Despite the demand there is limited availability of training options in this field in continental Europe. Our ProDoc “Bio&Medical Ethics” aims to close this gap by offering a high quality, targeted training module that addresses the needs of future bioethics experts. Important features of the ProDoc are 1) its closeness to research/clinical contexts, 2) its focus on empirical skills, 3) its focus on current, “real” (policy) issues.  This ProDoc is a collaboration between the University of Zurich’s Institute of Biomedical Ethics and the University of Basel’s Institute if Biomedical Ethics. The research modules attached to this training module focus on current challenges in research ethics, more specifically in nanotechnology, synthetic biology, e-health and personal genomics.

The ProDoc “Bio&Medical Ethics” will provide state of the art training, excellent supervision and international visibility. It aims to contribute to shaping a future generation of bioethicists who will be highly efficient and reliable in providing expert advice on the unavoidable and manifold ethical issues that arise with advances in medicine and the life sciences.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Publications

Publication
Ageing prisoners’ disease burden: Is being old a better predictor than time served in prison?
Wangmo Tenzin, Meyer Andrea, Bretschneider Wiebke, Handtke Violet, Kressig R.W., Gravier B., Büla C., Elger Bernice (2015), Ageing prisoners’ disease burden: Is being old a better predictor than time served in prison?, in Gerontology, 61, 116-123.
Decision making capacity of children and adolescents: Suggestions for advancing the concept’s implementation in pediatric healthcare
Ruhe Katharina, Wangmo Tenzin, Badarau Domnita O, Elger Bernice, Niggli Felix (2015), Decision making capacity of children and adolescents: Suggestions for advancing the concept’s implementation in pediatric healthcare, in European Journal of Pediatrics, 174(6), 775-782.
Easily forgotten: Elderly Female Prisoners
Handtke Violet, Bretschneider Wiebke, Elger Bernice, Wangmo Tenzin (2015), Easily forgotten: Elderly Female Prisoners, in Journal of Aging Studies, 32, 1-11 , 32, 1-11.
What should the serum creatinine be post-transplantation? An approach to integrate donor and recipient information to assess post-transplant kidney function
Luyckx V (2015), What should the serum creatinine be post-transplantation? An approach to integrate donor and recipient information to assess post-transplant kidney function, in Transplantation, 1.
Will I stay or can I go? Assisted suicide in prison
Handtke Violet, Bretschneider Wiebke (2015), Will I stay or can I go? Assisted suicide in prison, in Journal of Public Health Policy, 36, 67-72.
A critical reflection on the technological development of deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Ineichen C. (2014), A critical reflection on the technological development of deep brain stimulation (DBS)., in Frontiers in human neuroscience, 1.
Advance Care Planning und seine Bedeutung in der Hausarztpraxis: Wie gehen Schweizer Hausärzte vor? Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Untersuchung
Hans-Ruedi B, Jung, C, Otte, I, Gudat H, Klaus B (2014), Advance Care Planning und seine Bedeutung in der Hausarztpraxis: Wie gehen Schweizer Hausärzte vor? Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Untersuchung, in Schweiz Med Forum, 14, 328-329.
Advance directives and the impact of timing. A qualitative study with Swiss general practitioners
Otte Ina, Jung Corinna, Elger Bernice, Bally Klaus (2014), Advance directives and the impact of timing. A qualitative study with Swiss general practitioners, in Swiss Medical Weekly, 144, w14035.
Ageing Prisoners: Contemplating end-of-life in prison.
Handtke Violet, Wangmo Tenzin (2014), Ageing Prisoners: Contemplating end-of-life in prison., in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 11, 373-386.
Assisted dying in Switzerland: where does it come from and where is it going?
Schmidlin E, Elger B S, McLennan S (2014), Assisted dying in Switzerland: where does it come from and where is it going?, in European Journal of Palliative Care, 21, 61-65.
Criminal Liability and Medical Errors in Switzerland: An Unjust System?
McLennan S, Elger B (2014), Criminal Liability and Medical Errors in Switzerland: An Unjust System?, in Jusletter, 1.
Disclosure of past crimes: An analysis of mental health professionals’ attitudes toward breaching confidentiality
Wangmo Tenzin, Handtke Violet, Elger Bernice (2014), Disclosure of past crimes: An analysis of mental health professionals’ attitudes toward breaching confidentiality, in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 11, 347-358.
Ethical focal points in the international practice of deep brain stimulation
Ineichen C. (2014), Ethical focal points in the international practice of deep brain stimulation, in AJOB Neuroscience, 5(4), 65-80.
Expert Perspectives on Western European Prison Health Services: Do Ageing Prisoners Receive Equivalent Care?.
Bretschneider Wiebke, Handtke Violet (2014), Expert Perspectives on Western European Prison Health Services: Do Ageing Prisoners Receive Equivalent Care?., in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 11, 319-332.
How “moral” are the principles of biomedical ethics?–a cross-domain evaluation of the common morality hypothesis
Ineichen C. (2014), How “moral” are the principles of biomedical ethics?–a cross-domain evaluation of the common morality hypothesis, in BMC Med Ethics, 15(47), 1.
L’ère du super-ordinateur qui sait tout n’est peut-être plus très loin
J. Roduit (2014), L’ère du super-ordinateur qui sait tout n’est peut-être plus très loin, Le Temps, Geneva, Switzerland.
Physicians’ personal values in determining medical decision-making capacity: A survey study
Herrman H. (2014), Physicians’ personal values in determining medical decision-making capacity: A survey study, in Journal of Medical Ethics, 1.
Selbstbestimmung als Element der Vorstellung vom guten Tod
Streeck N. (2014), Selbstbestimmung als Element der Vorstellung vom guten Tod, in Bioethica Forum , 7(4), 136-138.
Should Health Care Providers Be Forced to Apologise After Things Go Wrong?
McLennan S, Walker S, Rich L. E (2014), Should Health Care Providers Be Forced to Apologise After Things Go Wrong?, in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 11, 431-435.
The Vulnerability of the Individual Benefit Argument
Badarau Domnita O, Nast Rebecca, Shaw David (2014), The Vulnerability of the Individual Benefit Argument, in AJOB, 14, 17-18.
Urteilsfähigkeit: Ethische Relevanz, konzeptuelle Herausforderung und ärztliche Beurteilung [Decision-making capacity: Ethical relevance, conceptual challenge, and medical assessment].
Hermann H. (2014), Urteilsfähigkeit: Ethische Relevanz, konzeptuelle Herausforderung und ärztliche Beurteilung [Decision-making capacity: Ethical relevance, conceptual challenge, and medical assessment]., in Swiss Medical Forum, 221-225.
"Conferring Authorship”: Biobank stakeholders’ experiences with publication credit in collaborative research
Colledge Flora, Elger Bernice, Shaw David (2013), "Conferring Authorship”: Biobank stakeholders’ experiences with publication credit in collaborative research, in Plos One, 8(9), 1.
Advance directives and the ethos of good nursing care
Monteverde Settimio (2013), Advance directives and the ethos of good nursing care, in Lack P., Biller-Andorno N., Brauer S. (ed.), Springer, Dordrecht, 151-166.
Apology Laws and Open Disclosure.
McLennan Stuart, Truog R.D. (2013), Apology Laws and Open Disclosure., in Medical Journal of Australia, 198, 411-412.
Die Bedeutung des Neuroenhancements in der ärztlichen Praxis
Ott Regula (2013), Die Bedeutung des Neuroenhancements in der ärztlichen Praxis, in Schweizerische Ärztezeitung, 94(13/14), 504-506.
Die Versprachlichung verletzter Würde. Perspektiven für den Ethikunterricht in der Pflegeausbildung
Monteverde Settimio (2013), Die Versprachlichung verletzter Würde. Perspektiven für den Ethikunterricht in der Pflegeausbildung, in Meireis T. (ed.), TVZ, Zurich, 137-150.
Einstellungen und Umgang von ÄrztInnen mit Neuro-Enhancement
Ott Regula (2013), Einstellungen und Umgang von ÄrztInnen mit Neuro-Enhancement, in Suchtmagazin, 3, 25-27.
Ethik in der Altenpflege. Ethische Grundsätze als Wegweiser und Hilfe für die Pflegepraxis
Monteverde Settimio (2013), Ethik in der Altenpflege. Ethische Grundsätze als Wegweiser und Hilfe für die Pflegepraxis, in Fölsch Doris (ed.), Facultas, Wien, 29-29.
Human enhancement and perfection
Roduit Johann (2013), Human enhancement and perfection, in J Med Ethics, 39(10), 647-650.
Implementation Status of Error Disclosure Standards Reported by Swiss Hospitals.
McLennan Stuart, Engel Sabrina, Ruhe Katharina, Schwappach D, Elger Bernice (2013), Implementation Status of Error Disclosure Standards Reported by Swiss Hospitals., in Swiss Medical Weekly, 143, w13820.
Impossible, Impractical, and Non-Identifiable? New Criteria Regarding Consent for Human Tissue Research in the Declaration of Helsinki
Colledge Flora, Elger Bernice (2013), Impossible, Impractical, and Non-Identifiable? New Criteria Regarding Consent for Human Tissue Research in the Declaration of Helsinki, in Biopreservation and Biobanking, 11(3), 149-152.
It’s our DNA, we deserve the right to test!” A content analysis of a petition for the right to access direct-to-consumer genetic testing
Yeyang Su, Borry Pascal, Otte Ina, Howard Heidi (2013), It’s our DNA, we deserve the right to test!” A content analysis of a petition for the right to access direct-to-consumer genetic testing, in Future medicine, 729.
Le chat du docteur Frankenstein: modifications biotechnologiques de nos amis les bêtes. Recension de Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling up to Bioetech’s Brave New Beast
Roduit Johann (2013), Le chat du docteur Frankenstein: modifications biotechnologiques de nos amis les bêtes. Recension de Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling up to Bioetech’s Brave New Beast, in Bulletin des médecins suisses., 94(33), 1232-1233.
Medical ethics education: An interdisciplinary and social theoretical perspective
Monteverde Settimio (2013), Medical ethics education: An interdisciplinary and social theoretical perspective, in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy , 1.
Medical futility from the Swiss perspective
Monteverde Settimio (2013), Medical futility from the Swiss perspective, in Bagheri A. (ed.), Imperial College Press, London, 205-226.
Not Fit for Purpose: The Ethical Guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Satalkar Priya, Shaw David (2013), Not Fit for Purpose: The Ethical Guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research., in Developing World Bioethics, 1.
Pflegeethik und die Sorge um den Zugang zu Pflege
Monteverde Settimio (2013), Pflegeethik und die Sorge um den Zugang zu Pflege, in Pflege, 26(4), 271-280.
Review of Transhumanist Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares: The Promises and Peril of Genetic Engineering by Mehlman
Roduit Johann (2013), Review of Transhumanist Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares: The Promises and Peril of Genetic Engineering by Mehlman, Johns Hopkins University Press , Baltimore.
Systematic Review of Attitudes Toward Donation After Cardiac Death Among Health Care Providers and the General Public
Bastami S Matthes O Krones T Biller-Andorno N (2013), Systematic Review of Attitudes Toward Donation After Cardiac Death Among Health Care Providers and the General Public, in Crit Care Med, 1.
Systematic review of attitudes toward donation after cardiac death among healthcare providers and the general public
Bastami Sohaila (2013), Systematic review of attitudes toward donation after cardiac death among healthcare providers and the general public, in Crit Care Med, 41(3), 897-905.
The Handling of Medical Errors in New Zealand
McLennean Stuart (2013), The Handling of Medical Errors in New Zealand, in Frewer A (ed.), 339.
Undergraduate healthcare ethics education, moral resilience, and the role of ethical theories
Monteverde Settimio (2013), Undergraduate healthcare ethics education, moral resilience, and the role of ethical theories, in Nursing Ethics, 5, 1.
What is a biobank? Differing definitions among biobank stakeholders.
Shaw David, Colledge Flora, Elger Bernice (2013), What is a biobank? Differing definitions among biobank stakeholders., in Clin Genet. , 1.
Ageing Prisoners’ Health Care: Analysing the Legal Settings in Europe and the United States.
Bretschneider Wiebke, Elger Bernice, Wangmo Tenzin (2012), Ageing Prisoners’ Health Care: Analysing the Legal Settings in Europe and the United States., in Gerontology, 1.
Animal enhancement: the legal framework of mixing human-animal materials in Switzerland and our «postanimal» future
Roduit J Widrig D (2012), Animal enhancement: the legal framework of mixing human-animal materials in Switzerland and our «postanimal» future, in Bioethica Forum, 5(2), 1.
Controversies in the determination of death: perspectives from Switzerland.
Monteverde S Rid A (2012), Controversies in the determination of death: perspectives from Switzerland., in Swiss Med Wkly, (w13667), 142.
DSD and Professionalism from a Multilateral View: Supplementing the Consensus Statement on the Basis of a Qualitative Survey
Streuli JC Köhler B Werner-Rosen K Mitchell C. (2012), DSD and Professionalism from a Multilateral View: Supplementing the Consensus Statement on the Basis of a Qualitative Survey, in Survey Adv Urol. , 1-8.
Eliminating pain, but not autonomy
Wabel AO Monteverde S (2012), Eliminating pain, but not autonomy, in Krankenpfl Soins Infirm, 105(9), 24-27.
Ethical research on the implementation of DRGs in Switzerland--a challenging project
Wild V Pfister E Biller-Andorno N (2012), Ethical research on the implementation of DRGs in Switzerland--a challenging project, in Swiss Med Wkly, 142(w13610), 1.
Experiences of early users of direct-to-consumer genomics in Switzerland: an exploratory study
Vayena E Gourna E Streuli J Hafen E Prainsack B (2012), Experiences of early users of direct-to-consumer genomics in Switzerland: an exploratory study, in Public Health Genomics, 15(6), 352-356.
Facing the challenges of an increasingly ageing prison population in Switzerland: In search of ethically acceptable solutions
Handtke Violet, Bretschneider Wiebke, Wangmo Tenzin, Elger Bernice (2012), Facing the challenges of an increasingly ageing prison population in Switzerland: In search of ethically acceptable solutions, in Bioethica Forum, 5(4), 134-141.
Neuroenhancement - perspectives of Swiss psychiatrists and general practitioners
Ott R Lenk C Miller N Neuhaus Bühler R Biller-Andorno N (2012), Neuroenhancement - perspectives of Swiss psychiatrists and general practitioners, in Swiss Med Wkly, 142(week13667), 1.
Personal genomics: are we debating the right Issues?
Vayena E. Mauch F. (2012), Personal genomics: are we debating the right Issues?, in Praxis, 101(15), 961-964.
Regulating Open Disclosure: A German Perspective
McLennan Stuart, Beitat K, Lauterberg J, Vollmann J (2012), Regulating Open Disclosure: A German Perspective, in International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 1, 23-27.
Synthetische Prothese gegen Gicht?
Genske Anna, Engel Sabrina, Elger Bernice (2012), Synthetische Prothese gegen Gicht?, in PrimaryCare, 12(20), 392-393.
Whose consent matters? Controlled donation after cardiac death and premortem organ-preserving measures.
Bastami S Krones T Biller-Andorno N (2012), Whose consent matters? Controlled donation after cardiac death and premortem organ-preserving measures., in Transplantation, 93(10), 965-969.
Resource Poor Settings: Response, Recovery, and Research: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement.
Luyckx V., Resource Poor Settings: Response, Recovery, and Research: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement., in Chest, 1.
A review of the barriers to sharing in biobanking
Colledge Flora, Elger Bernice, Howard Heidi, A review of the barriers to sharing in biobanking, in Biopreservation and Biobanking .
Accounting for intuition in decision- making capacity: Rethinking the reasoning standard?
Hermann H., Accounting for intuition in decision- making capacity: Rethinking the reasoning standard?, in Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, 1.
Birth weight, malnutrition and kidney-related outcomes: a global concern.
Luyckx V, Birth weight, malnutrition and kidney-related outcomes: a global concern., in Nat Rev Nephrol, 1.
Body matters: Rethinking the ethical acceptability of non-beneficial clinical research with children
De Clerq Eva, Badarau Domnita O., Ruhe Katharina M., Wangmo Tenzin, Body matters: Rethinking the ethical acceptability of non-beneficial clinical research with children, in Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy.
Chemo-Knights” and “Radio-Robby”: Provision of information in pediatric oncology
Ruhe Katharina, Elger Bernice, Wangmo Tenzin, Chemo-Knights” and “Radio-Robby”: Provision of information in pediatric oncology, in Cancer Nursing, 1.
Cognitive fluctuation as a challenge for the assessment of decision-making capacity in patients with different forms of dementia
Hermann H., Cognitive fluctuation as a challenge for the assessment of decision-making capacity in patients with different forms of dementia, in American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 1.
Die neue Schweizer Gesetzgebung zu bewegungseinschränkenden Maßnahmen auf dem (ethischen) Prüfstand
Bretschneider Wiebke, Die neue Schweizer Gesetzgebung zu bewegungseinschränkenden Maßnahmen auf dem (ethischen) Prüfstand, in Ethik in der Medizin.
Does the new EU Regulation on clinical trials adequately protect vulnerable research participants
Gennet Eloise, Andorno Roberto, Elger Bernice, Does the new EU Regulation on clinical trials adequately protect vulnerable research participants, in Health Policy, 1.
Einwilligungsfähigkeit: Inhärente Fähigkeit oder ethisches Urteil?
Hermann H., Einwilligungsfähigkeit: Inhärente Fähigkeit oder ethisches Urteil?, in Ethik in der Medizin, 1.
End-of-life decision making in pediatrics: Literature review on children’s and adolescents’ participation
Ruhe Katharina, Badarau Oana Domnita, Elger Bernice, Wangmo Tenzin, End-of-life decision making in pediatrics: Literature review on children’s and adolescents’ participation, in American Journal of Bioethics: Empirical Bioethics., 1.
Evaluating human enhancements the importance of ideals
J. Roduit, Evaluating human enhancements the importance of ideals, in Monash Bioethics Review, 1.
Five-year experience of clinical ethics consultations in a pediatric teaching hospital
Streuli Jürg Caspar, Five-year experience of clinical ethics consultations in a pediatric teaching hospital, in Eur J Pediatr, December 2013(10).
Human enhancement: Living up to the ideal human.
J. Roduit, Human enhancement: Living up to the ideal human., in .), Global issues and ethical considerations in human enhancement technologies., 897-905.
Ideas of perfection and the ethics of human enhancemen
J. Roduit, Ideas of perfection and the ethics of human enhancemen, in Bioethics, 1.
Informing patients about limits to confidentiality: A qualitative interview study of health professionals
Elger Bernice, Handtke Violet, Wangmo Tenzin, Informing patients about limits to confidentiality: A qualitative interview study of health professionals, in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry., 1.
International Portability of Health-Cost Cover: Mobility, Insurance, and Redistribution
Werding M, McLennan S, International Portability of Health-Cost Cover: Mobility, Insurance, and Redistribution, in CESifo Economic Studies.
Medical decision-making capacity: Knowledge, attitudes, and assessment practices of physicians in Switzerland
Hermann H., Medical decision-making capacity: Knowledge, attitudes, and assessment practices of physicians in Switzerland, in Swiss Medical Weekly, 1.
Modifier notre espèce ou transformer notre environnement?
J. Roduit, Modifier notre espèce ou transformer notre environnement?, in Bioethica Forum, 7(3), 79-86.
Neuroenhancement among Swiss students - a comparison of users and nonusers
Ott Regula, Neuroenhancement among Swiss students - a comparison of users and nonusers, in Pharmacopsychiatry, 12(November), 22-28.
Paternalistic breaches of confidentiality in prison: Mental health professionals’ attitudes and justifications
Elger Bernice, Handtke Violet, Wangmo Tenzin, Paternalistic breaches of confidentiality in prison: Mental health professionals’ attitudes and justifications, in Journal of Medical Ethics.
Prioritizing Healthcare Workers For Ebola Treatment: Treating Those At Greatest Risk To Confer Greatest Benefit.
Satalkar Priya, Elger Bernice, Shaw David, Prioritizing Healthcare Workers For Ebola Treatment: Treating Those At Greatest Risk To Confer Greatest Benefit., in Developing World Bioethics, 1.
Review of The Ethics of the New Eugenics, ed. Calum MacKellar and Christopher Bechtel, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics
J. Roduit, Review of The Ethics of the New Eugenics, ed. Calum MacKellar and Christopher Bechtel, Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, in Med Health Care and Philos, 1.
Sample & data sharing barriers in biobanking: Consent, Committees and Compromises.
Colledge Flora, Persson Kirsten, Shaw David, Elger Bernice, Sample & data sharing barriers in biobanking: Consent, Committees and Compromises., in Annals of Diagnostic Pathology .
Shaping parents: impact of contrasting professional counseling on parents' decision making for children with disorders of sex development.
Streuli Jürg Caspar, Shaping parents: impact of contrasting professional counseling on parents' decision making for children with disorders of sex development., in J Sex Med, Aug(10), 1953-1960.
System Level Planning, Coordination, and Communication: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement.
Luyckx V, System Level Planning, Coordination, and Communication: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement., in Chest, 1.
The Legal Protection of Apologies – training would help more
McLennan S, Rich L.E, Truog R. D, The Legal Protection of Apologies – training would help more, in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Umgang mit besonderen Herausforderungen bei der ärztlichen Beurteilung von Urteilsfähigkeit
Hermann H., Umgang mit besonderen Herausforderungen bei der ärztlichen Beurteilung von Urteilsfähigkeit, in Bioethica Forum, 1.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Harvard University, Deprtment of Global Health and Population United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of York United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Mayer Brown Belgium (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
McGill University Canada (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Swiss Paediatric Oncology Groups (SPOG) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University College London Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Hannover Medical School Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Exchange of personnel
Ghent University Belgium (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Medical Ethics Canada (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Service of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Rehabilitation, University of Lausanne Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Birmingham, School of Health and Population Sciences Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Lucerne Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Science Studies Program, University of Basel Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Kings College London Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Ruhr University, Bochum Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Mannheim and Hannover Medical School Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Oslo Norway (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Johns Hopkins University, Berman Institute of Bioethics United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Aix Marseille University France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Stanford University United States of America (North America)
- Exchange of personnel
University of Wisconsin–Madison United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Brunel University Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Vancouver Canada (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Indiana University United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Ethics United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Swiss TPH, University of Basel, Basel Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Environmental Health Science United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
FLACSO Argentina (South America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Exchange of personnel
Life Science Zurich Graduate School (LSZG) Switzerland (Europe)
- Industry/business/other use-inspired collaboration
World Health Organisation (WHO) Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
European School of Molecular Medicine Italy (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), ETH Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Charité Germany (Europe)
- Exchange of personnel
Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
“Al. Trestioreanu” Oncology Institute, Bucharest Romania (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
CTC USZ Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
University of Minnesota, Center for Bioethics United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Inselspital University of Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Exchange of personnel
University of Pennsylvania, Center for Bioethics United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Planning later life – bioethics and politics in aging societies Talk given at a conference The dual process model of information processing in medical decision-making capacity 10.07.2013 University of Göttingen, Germany Biller-Andorno Nikola;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Contemporary issues in Biomedical Ethics FS15(3ECTS) 17.03.2015 University of Zurich , Switzerland
Winter School: Ethics of Human Enhancement 04.03.2015 University of Zurich , Switzerland
Winter Retreat: Publish or Perish in Bioethics 04.03.2015 University of Zurich , Switzerland
Advanced Research Methods in Bioethics - Data analysis 2KP 23.02.2015 Basel, Switzerland
Normative Ethical Analysis 16.02.2015 Basel, Switzerland
Semester Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities in Citizen Science 22.01.2015 University of Zurich , Switzerland
Advance Directives for Dementia research 22.01.2015 Basel, Switzerland
Statistical Analysis - Regression 25.09.2014 Basel, Switzerland
Bioethics research: contemporary debates 2KP 25.08.2014 Basel, Switzerland
Summer School: Empirical Bioethics (3 ECTS) 16.06.2014 University of Zurich , Switzerland
Qualitative Research in Empirical Bioethics 15.05.2014 Basel, Switzerland
Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics FS/14 17.03.2014 University of Zurich , Switzerland
Introduction to Philosophy 27.02.2014 University of Zurich , Switzerland
Advanced Research Methods in Bioethics 2KP 17.02.2014 Basel, Switzerland
Workshop on Qualitative Research in Empirical Bioethics 08.11.2013 Basel, Switzerland
Foundations in Biomedical Ethics (3 ECTS) 26.09.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
Seminar: Bioethics research: contemporary debates 2 KP 16.09.2013 Basel, Switzerland
Semester Seminar Pharma Genomics (2 ECTS) 09.07.2013 Engelberg, Switzerland
PhD BmEL Summer Retreat FS13 (2 ECTS) 01.07.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
Workshop on Statistical Analysis 21.06.2013 Basel, Switzerland
Summer School FS13 Neuroethics (3 ECTS) 03.06.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
Semester Seminar Social Gradients in Health (0.5 ECTS) 24.05.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
Spring School FS13 Neuroethics (3 ECTS) 02.04.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
Seminar: Ethics in Biomedical and Public Health Research (2KP) 12.03.2013 Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland
Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics (3 ECTS) 11.03.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
Research Colloquium FS13/HS13 (1 ECTS total) 27.02.2013 Zurich, Switzerland
Seminar: Bioethics research: contemporary debates 2 KP 25.02.2013 Basel, Switzerland
Winter School HS12 (3 ECTS) 21.01.2013 University of Zürich, Switzerland
Seminar: Empirical research in bioethics: Qualitative and quantitative methods (2KP) 16.10.2012 Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland
Justice and Health (2ECTS) 02.10.2012 University of Zurich , Switzerland
Research Colloquium (1ECTS) 26.09.2012 University of Zurich, Switzerland
Foundations of Biomedical Ethics (3ECTS) 20.09.2012 University of Zurich, Switzerland
Seminar: The Ethics of Data Protection and the Internet (2 KP) 13.09.2012 Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland
Summer Retreat: The Development of Biomedical Ethics in Switzerland (4 KP) 03.09.2012 Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland
Summer School: Bioethics Research Methods (3ECTS) 18.06.2012 University of Zurich, Switzerland
Sufficiency workshop (2ECTS) 07.06.2012 University of Zurich, Switzerland
Meeting the Authors (3ECTS) 04.06.2012 University of Zurich, Switzerland
Semester seminar: Pediatric Bioethics (2ECTS) 22.03.2012 University of Zurich, Switzerland
Workshop on Systematic Review of Literature 12.03.2012 Basel, Switzerland
Seminar: Bioethics research: contemporary debates (2 KP) 05.03.2012 Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) PhD Biomedical Ethics and Law/medicl track German-speaking Switzerland 2012

Abstract

Ethical issues accompany research and practice in medicine and the life sciences. It is widely recognized today that these issues need to be dealt with in a proactive, professional way. This is particularly pertinent for countries such as Switzerland that are important sites of research as well as of highly advanced health care while at the same time fostering transparency and citizen involvement in a liberal democracy. Arguments for and against certain interventions need to be carefully weighed and justified in the light of available empirical data. This falls into the area of bioethics, an interdisciplinary academic discipline. Its expertise includes the identification of ethical dilemmas, the application of conceptual analytical techniques, the development of normative frameworks for problem solving as well as the collection and interpretation of empirical data that can inform bioethical debates. This interdisciplinary field of scholarship requires specific training. Whereas bioethics has by now become a standard element in undergraduate and graduate education, advanced level training is still scarce, particularly in Continental Europe. The ProDoc “Bio&Medical Ethics” aims to close this gap by offering a high quality, targeted training module that addresses the needs of future bioethics experts. Important features of the ProDoc are 1) its closeness to research/clinical contexts, 2) its focus on empirical skills, 3) its focus on current, “real” (policy) issues.The ProDoc will build on preparatory work carried out at the University of Zurich, which has already established a PhD program “Biomedical Ethics and Law”, with an international medical track containing a range of course offers in English. (www.bmel.uzh.ch/med) The new Bioethics Chair at the University of Basel will join forces in enhancing this program with a particular focus on ethical issues in life sciences. The accompanying research modules focus on current challenges in research ethics, more specifically in nanotechnology, synthetic biology, e-health and personal genomics. The training module is tailored to address these areas. The ProDoc “Bio&Medical Ethics” will provide state of the art training, excellent supervision and international visibility. It aims to contribute to shaping a future generation of bioethicists who will be highly efficient and reliable in providing expert advice on the unavoidable and manifold ethical issues that arise with advances in medicine and the life sciences.
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