From 20 to 25 August 2017 16 international PhD students and Postdocs with a diverse background took part in the summer course 'What about the Family? - An interdisciplinary course on Ethical Issues in Health and Social Care'.
The main focus of the course included the following research questions: (1) what family means; (2) why families matter; (3) negotiating responsibilities; (4) familial roles in decision making and (5) justice within families.
The U4 lecturers were Prof. Veerle Provoost (Ghent), Dr. Ulrik Kihlbom (Uppsala), Dr. Katharina Beier and Dr. Sabine Wöhlke (Göttingen) and other members of an international network on Family ethics. Prof. Marian Verkerk (UMC-Groningen) initiated and coordinated this summer course.