Lecture: Contemporary Challenges in Medical Ethics

4th June 2024 || 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. || University Main Building, Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock, room 213/214

Contemporary medical ethics faces various challenges, encompassing ethical implications of emerging digital technologies, inquiries into patient autonomy and decision-making, disparities in healthcare access, dilemmas in end-of-life care, and ethical issues related to biomedical research. This seminar provides an overview of current trends and essential topics in medical ethics, with a reference to the medical ethics research in Sweden / at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. It is primarily tailored for young scholars at the intersection of medicine, technology, and humanities, but is open to all who are interested.


  • Current research in medical ethics
  • Ethics of scientific publishing
  • Digital health
  • Autonomy and paternalism
  • Justice in Healthcare
  • End-of-the-Life-Care
  • The use of live animals in surgical training

Number of participants: approx. 30
Course language: English

Participation fee
free of charge

Prof. Dr. Gert Helgesson, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (lecturer)
Prof. Dr. Johann-Christian Põder, Faculty of Theology, University of Rostock
Corina Reinheckel, Head of the Graduate Academy and Coordination of the Mare Balticum Fellowship Program || corina.reinheckeluni-rostockde

Organized as part of the Mare Balticum Fellowship Program at the University of Rostock.

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Please register for the event by e-mail: johann-christian.poderuni-rostockde (subject: Registration Helgesson, lecture "Contemporary Challenges in Medical Ethics").

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