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
  • Medical Humanities and professional competences in education
  • 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

Juni

  • Kremling A, Buch C, Schildmann J (2024) Complementary Medicine in Healthcare. International Perspectives on Concepts and Normative Challenges. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart
  • Kremling A, Buch C, Schildmann J (2024) Complementary medicine in healthcare - Introduction. In: Kremling,Alexander; Buch,Charlotte; Schildmann,Jan (Hg.) Complementary Medicine in Healthcare. International Perspectives on Concepts and Normative Challenges. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, S. 7-14
  • Kremling A (2024) Two suggestions for successful discussions about complementary medicine - Definitions and areas of debate. In: Kremling,Alexander; Buch,Charlotte; Schildmann,Jan (Hg.) Complementary Medicine in Healthcare. International Perspectives on Concepts and Normative Challenges. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, S. 51-61
  • Nadolny S, Illin L, Heise C, Porzelle J, Roick J, Richter M, Michl P, Rosenau H, Schildmann J: Poster: Informationsbedürfnisse von Patient*innen mit fortgeschrittenem Lungen-, Ösophagus- und Leberkarzinom – Ergebnisse eines Realist Reviews im Projekt Onco:cide. Oncol Res Treat. 47(1): 163-164. doi.org/10.1159/000535363 (2024)
  • Klee B, Costa D, Frese T, Knoechelmann A, Meyer G, Meyer T, Purschke O, Schildmann J, Steckelberg A, Mikolajczyk R (2024) To Remind or Not to Remind During Recruitment? An Analysis of an Online Panel in Germany. International Journal of Public Health, 69: 1606770
  • Krippl N, Mezger NCS, Danquah I, Nieder J, Griesel S, Schildmann J, Mikolajczyk R, Kantelhardt EJ, Herrmann A (2024) Climate-sensitive health counselling in Germany: a cross-sectional study about previous participation and preferences in the general public. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 24: 1519
  • Nadolny S, Bruns F, Nowak A, Schildmann J (2024) Moral competency of students at a german medical school - A longitudinal survey. BMC Medical Education, 24: 691

Mai

  • Schildmann J, Schildmann E (2024) Entscheidungen am Lebensende. In: Sabatowski,Rainer; Maier,Bernd Oliver; Ostgathe,Christoph (Hg.) Palliativmedizin - 1000 Fragen. GEORG THIEME VERLAG, Stuttgart, New York, S. 146-150

April

  • Schildmann J, Nadolny S (2024) Ethische Aspekte in der onkologischen Versorgung - Einleitung. In: Jahn,Patrick; Gaisser,Andrea; Bana,Marika; Renner,Christoph (Hg.) Onkologische Krankenpflege. Springer, Berlin, 204
  • Schildmann J, Nadolny S (2024) Ethische Aspekte in der onkologischen Versorgung - Ethische Grundbegriffe und Theorien. In: Jahn,Patrick; Gaisser,Andrea; Bana,Marika; Renner,Christoph (Hg.) Onkologische Krankenpflege. Springer, Berlin, S. 204-205
  • Schildmann J, Nadolny S (2024) Ethische Aspekte in der onkologischen Versorgung - Ethik in ausgewählten Anwendungsfeldern der onkologischen Pflege. In: Jahn,Patrick; Gaisser,Andrea; Bana,Marika; Renner,Christoph (Hg.) Onkologische Krankenpflege. Springer, Berlin, S. 206-212
  • Schildmann J, Nadolny S (2024) Ethische Aspekte in der onkologischen Versorgung - Ethische Unterstützungsangebote in der Onkologie. In: Jahn,Patrick; Gaisser,Andrea; Bana,Marika; Renner,Christoph (Hg.) Onkologische Krankenpflege. Springer, Berlin, S. 212-215

Februar

  • Kremling A, Bausewein C, Klein C, Nadolny S, Ostgathe C, Schildmann E, Ziegler K, Schildmann J (2024) Terminological Confusion About Sedation in Palliative Care: Results of an International Online Vignette Survey. JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, 27: 487-494

Information on thesis (Dr. med.; Dr. rer. medic) at the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine

Students of medicine and dentistry at the MLU have the opportunity to write a doctoral thesis (Dr. med.) on a topic in medical ethics or the history of medicine at the Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine. An individual arrangement is necessary for students from other faculties (Dr. rer medic).

It is our aim to supervise doctoral students of the institute comprehensively and individually. Therefore, we ask for your understanding that we have to reject a considerable number of doctoral applications for capacity reasons alone.

In order to integrate the doctorate into the ongoing research work, it is important that the doctoral candidate is connected to the institute’s current research projects or to the research foci of the staff members. Information about the profile of the institute and the main research areas of the staff can be found on our website. The specific topic is usually determined in close consultation with the supervisor and the institute’s management.

We generally prefer publication-based doctoral theses, although individual agreements on the form are possible after consultation. Furthermore, a realistic time and work schedule is important. Depending on the previous knowledge and the abilities of the doctoral candidates, dissertation projects in the field of medical ethics or history of medicine usually require several years and 1–2 semesters time reserved for the thesis only. Attendance at the institute’s research colloquium or doctoral seminar is expected.

If you are interested in a thesis, please contact Prof. Dr. med. Jan Schildmann (jan.schildmann@medizin.uni-halle.de) by e-mail with your CV and letter of motivation. Please send a copy of your email to the institute secretariat (geschichte.ethik@uk-halle.de).

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:
Reina Ozeki-Hayashi/Japan (2023)
Elena Montaguti/Italien (2023)
Jackson Juma Coy/Tansania (2018)
Jordan Parsons/England (2020)
Dr. Kiarash Aramesh/USA (2022)