Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Clinical Ethics: Benefiting the patient

We are interested in the ethical issues that arise in clinical settings: In association with diagnosis, treatment and the organization and delivery of health care

Clinical Ethics

Our research looks at health care situations and the people in them. The research is carried out in close collaboration with health care professionals and provides updated knowledge for courses in medical and nursing ethics and training of medical doctor and nursing students. 

We have a special focus on nursing ethics & the ethics of care, and clinical handling of different kinds of risk information.

Completed research

We have studied ethical competence in health care management and examined if ethical rounds are good instruments for improving the ethical climate at psychiatric outpatient care. But we have also looked at moral distress in clinical settings and issues on prioritization within health care. 

PhD projects have looked at the reception of information on HPV vaccination for teenagers, palliative care for children with cancer and participation in clinical cancer trials.