06/12/2022, 9:00 - 09/12/2022, 10:02
Personeel en Organisatie Ethiek en zingeving

10th Edition of the Intensive Course on Foundational Approaches, Contemporary and Educational Issues in Nursing Ethics

Since the beginning of the 1980s, nursing ethics has developed to such a degree that it is now considered a fixture within applied ethics. The specific positions occupied within health care by nurses, their expertise and their responsibilities all result in them being confronted by ethically sensitive issues.

The objective of the 10th edition of the course is to foster exchanges on foundational and methodological approaches as well as on contemporary and educational issues in nursing ethics. More specifically, the aims of this course are:

  1. To analyse fundamental notions that are being discussed in the field of nursing ethics, namely various notions of care, moral practice, the human person, vulnerability, dignity, and trust. As such, extensive understanding will be provided into the ethical and philosophical foundations of the practice of nursing.
  2. To educate participants on a range of ethical topics that are predominant in the contemporary debate in nursing ethics, namely, nursing ethics perspectives on end-of-life care and on care for older adults. These topics will be explored from a philosophical-ethical perspective as well as from an empirical-ethical perspective.
  3. To introduce participants into methodological and educational aspects of nursing ethics.
  4. To establish exchange among national and international experts with respect to new developments in nursing ethics from an international perspective.

Target group

The course is of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as nursing, medicine, philosophy and theology, health care administration, and is open to health care workers, people from universities and university colleges, members of ethics committees, and PhD students undertaking courses of study in these areas.

The reading materials will be distributed electronically before the start of the intensive course.

Participation fee

The early bird fee applies until October 15, 2022.


  • Tuition
  • Course Materials
Online via Zoom
Eerste startdatum
KU Leuven - Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law
00 32 16 37 33 03