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Clinical Ethics Forum: Assisted Suicide - Where will we be in 2021?

21 Apr 2021 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Todesire and suicidality are just as important as self-determination and Responsibility at the end of life in the focus of the debate on physician-assistedtated suicide in Germany. On Feb. 26, 2020 - just before the COVID-19 pandemic reaches its final year of determined - the ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court prohibited the "businesslike promotion of suicide" (§217 of the Criminal Code) as unconstitutional.rig declared. Since the beginning of this year, draft legislation for a new regulation has been available.

Where are we now in 2021? What framework do the medical ethics principles of autonomy, care, and nonharm to die by assisted suicide? How do we meet people who are no longer alive? want? How do we talk about death wishes? Should these tasks become a part of nursing and of medical tasks? How are vulnerable groups protected?


- Dipl.-Psych. Tamara Thurn, Psychologist, Research Associate Palliative Medicine MRI
- Dr. theol. Wolfgang Lingl, Catholic Pastoral Care and CEC Member MRI
- Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Bausewein, Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Palliative Medicine at the University Hospital of Munich
- Prof. Dr. med. Gian Domenico Borasio, Chair of Palliative Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitare Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland


Please email registrations for the Clinical Ethics Forum events to: klinische.ethik@mri.tum.de

Participation is free of charge. Training points will be applied for.



Kathrin Knochel, MD
Senior consultant for ethics in healthcare
Mail: Kathrin.knochel@mri.tum.de
Tel.: +49 89 4140-7255
Office: +49 89 4140-4041


21 Apr 2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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