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Ethics Council hears experts concerning "benevolent coercion" in child and youth services as well as in nursing and services for the disabled

17.05.2017
On Thursday, 18 May 2017, the German Ethics Council is conducting a public expert hearing on the topic of coercion in child and youth services in Berlin. A further hearing on the topic of coercion in nursing and services for the disabled is taking place one day later on 19 May 2017. Those who are interested can follow both hearings through the live audio stream and comment online.

Ethics Council hears experts concerning coercion in psychiatry

22.02.2017
On Thursday, 23 February 2017, the German Ethics Council is conducting a public hearing of experts in Berlin on the topic of coercion in psychiatry. Interested parties can also follow the hearing through live audio streaming and comment online.

Ethics Council discusses ways out of antibiotic resistance

24.11.2016
Antibiotic resistance leads to an estimated 25,000 fatalities per year in Europe and is currently increasing rapidly worldwide. Experts warn that even simple microbial infections could once again become acute threats for individuals and the population at large. The German Ethics Council discussed the ethical and societal challenges arising from this for patients and doctors on 23 November 2016 in Berlin during a public event in the "Forum Bioethics" series.