Tag: elderly care

Older people on self-chosen death

Self-chosen death by elderly

Caught between intending and doing: older people ideating on a self-chosen death Els van Wijngaarden, Carlo Leget and Anne Goossensen 1) University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands Abstract Objectives The aim of this paper is to provide insight into what it means to live with the intention to end life at a self-chosen moment from an insider […]

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Ready to give up on life

give up on life

The lived experience of elderly people who feel life is completed and no longer worth living. Els van Wijngaarden, Carlo Leget and Anne Goossensen 1)University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands In the Netherlands, there has been much political and public debate on the question whether elderly people, who are tired of life and who consider their life […]

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Who cares? Caring with technology

home care technology

‘Who?’, put short and simple, sounds rather banal, but has turned out to be a missing question in current debates about future perspectives of care arrangements in Germany for the („more and more demented“) elderly. Who cares for whom – concretely, day to day with attention and competence since we are facing a huge care gap […]

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Chris Gastmans

Chris Gastmans

1. Where are you working at this moment? I am working as full professor of medical ethics at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (CBMER) of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. The Centre was created in 1986 (we celebrate the Centre’s 25th anniversary this year) at the medical faculty of our university. The Centre’s staff […]

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Linus Vanlaere

Linus Vanlaere

Linus Vanlaere is Coordinator Ethics of the Elder (Coördinator Ouderenethiek) for the Groepering van Voorzieningen voor Ouderenzorg (GVO) and scientific  fellow worker at the Centrum voor Biomedische Ethiek en Recht of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where he researches the care ethical aspects of the care for the elderly. At the same time he is scientific fellow worker at […]

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