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Lund University

Lund University is the largest institution of research and higher education in Scandinavia. It was founded in 1666 and today the university is a research-intensive university with over 3500 active researchers.

The Department of Medical Ethics at Lund University was founded in 1991. Medical ethics is an interdisciplinary research and teaching subject. The purpose of studies in medical ethics is to examine critically, historically and analytically moral and ethical aspects of decisions (on the individual as well as societal levels) concerning health care and medical research. Research at the department is carried out by, or together with, researchers with their basic training in different faculties (medicine, humanities, law, theology, etc.). The main focus of the research and teaching is on actual clinical problems, as well as on contemporary problems in medical research ethics. Research within the department has developed over recent years and now includes not only the traditional field of medical ethics but bioethical studies more generally. Currently, departmental research covers the following areas among others: decision theory and risk, biobanks, euthanasia, the role of ethical models in healthcare, informed consent, intervention research, the philosophy of medical science, nanotechnology, healthcare priorities, and stem cells.

Role in project:

ULUND will:

  1. Examine current ethical standards, debates and risks associated with stem cell transplantation and clinical trials;

  2. Act as an Ethical Advisory Board in the BOOSTB4 study.


Contributing staff:

Nils-Eric Sahlin

Mats Johansson

Göran Hermerén 

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