Examples of research projects of the chair group Care Ethics:
Exploring good balance in complex everyday family lives through collaboration from care, (proto)professionalism and (unsolicited) friendship.
Door oplopend ziekteverzuim en andere trends als vergrijzing wordt het belang duidelijk voor VVT-organisaties om in te zetten op behoud van medewerkers.
Ethics and integrity are essential dimensions of excellent research. The aim of this project is to foster compliance with the highest standards of research ethics and integrity and to prevent research misconduct.
Het onderzoeksproject omvat een meerjarige samenwerking tussen Prisma en de Universiteit voor Humanistiek. Kernactiviteit was de ‘Lerende Gemeenschap ODC’.
The University of Humanistic Studies is participating in a European project dedicated to developing knowledge about end-of-life care. The research is conducted by a consortium of research teams from 10 countries.
The corona crisis has many implications for care in the last phase of life. The aim of this study is to find the balance between safe care and the needs of dying patients and their families.
Researchers are looking for a sound justification for the age at which donor children can retrieve donor data. ZonMW has granted a subsidy for this.
The University of Humanistic Studies is developing a care-ethical policy framework to ensure a more caring and inclusive response to future (health) crises.
For people in the palliative phase, person-centred care by care professionals is important. This project concentrates on the communication between patients, relatives and caregivers. A tool is developed to help make patients’ experiences more visible and easier to discuss.
The study seeks to bring together patients, relatives and carers in a dialogue on what is valuable, what are sources of support and strength, and which choices suit the palliative phase.
This study investigates what (the quality of) hospice care should be like in the opinion of the care receivers. The goal of the analysis is to make the invisible visible and discussable, as the basis for selecting quality criteria for hospice care.
Project WAVE: different approach of people with behaviour that is difficult to understand (completed)
Our goal is to seek new answers to the question what hard-to-understand behaviour means and what this demands of adequate care.
This research project focuses on euthanasia for people suffering dementia, based on a written euthanasia declaration. This study should result in a practical guideline for medical doctors.
Many patients visit their General Practitioners with complaints and problems that would actually best be served through a meaningful conversation. But how can a GP determine whether to conduct this conversation personally, or to refer the patient to another care provider?
A tool could help MS patients and their caregivers with the use of medication. This tool should help recognise and acknowledge uncertainty.
Researchers of the Care Ethics chair group are investigating how care ethics can contribute to respectful maternity care on the part of obstetricians.
People increasingly wish to have some control over the time and the manner of their dying. This implies various complex choices. This research analyses how our relationship to death is changing and how this is impacting our life, old age, and the manner of our dying.
This empirical-ethical study examines how relatives experience participation in nursing home care, to what extent they feel moral pressure, and how this pressure can be avoided.
The ‘Grand Narratives’ have lost their credibility, yet the relationship between religion and secular society once again tops the agenda. How do people picture the meaning of their life in a globalised world?
The researchers apply a care-ethical approach to gain a better understanding of the existential and relational aspects in the lives of people with the chronic disease MS, and how these aspects affect therapy adherence.
People living with MS must learn to cope with a body that steadily develops more severe complaints. How do they do that?
The University of Humanistic Studies and the Julius Centrum of the UMCU jointly performed research in 2019 into elderly people’s wish to die without being severely ill, as part of the debate on a ‘completed life’.
There is a need to better understand the perspectives and experiences of clients, care professionals, informal caregivers and volunteer with respect to care in the elderly care sector. How should we picture ‘a good dialogue’ on the subject of care, and how to facilitate this dialogue?
This research project elaborates human dignity in the domain of public health care. The project is a collaborative venture with the City of Utrecht.
How do young people with a mild intellectual disability experience life in their neighbourhood? (completed)
This project examines how youngsters and young adults with a mild intellectual disability experience their life in a residential neighbourhood.