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Disruptive innovation in healthcare requires disruptive innovation in medical ethics

Project description

Tailoring the medical ethics toolbox to an era of profound and rapid change

There are many recent medical innovations that do not conform with the way medicine traditionally operates, ultimately blurring the boundaries of medicine while also side-lining the doctor–patient relationship as an essential aspect of healthcare. Coping with these issues is critical. The EU-funded DIME project will investigate whether the discipline of medical ethics is sufficiently equipped to guide new, disruptive innovations towards their great potential for improving patients’ access to good quality healthcare, while also safeguarding patients/users against the risks that come with them. These risks could be health-related, as well as include infractions against firmly rooted values such as patient autonomy, the duty of care, confidentiality or privacy. Suggestions will be made regarding adaptations and reorientations in medical ethics to better cope with the emergence of disruptive innovations.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/medical ethics
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics/ethical principles

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 273 750

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 273 750
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments