The researchers at the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine work on a wide range of topics in the field of ethics in health care, the theory of science, and historical topics in medicine and nursing. The scientific work is often carried out in interdisciplinary co-operation and by using empirical and normative methods. Depending on the research question and methodology, the research projects are carried out in a transdisciplinary or participatory manner.

Main research topics (selection):

  • Ethical aspects of modern technologies in medicine and care
  • Ethical challenges in patient care
  • Evaluation of clinical ethical interventions
  • Research ethics
  • History of medicine and dentistry in the 19th and 20th century
  • Methods and methodology of “empirical ethics”
  • Prioritization in health care

The Fellowship at the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg is awarded to researchers working in medical ethics and related fields. For more information see here.

Former Fellows:
Jackson Juma Coy/Tansania (2018)
Jordan Parsons/England (2020)
Dr. Kiarash Aramesh/USA (2022)