Professor of Philosophy

RESEARCH (2017– )

The relationship between normative ethics and medical ethics», in collaboration with medical ethicist Morten Magelssen, M.D., Ph.D., B.A. (philosophy), Centre for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, Norway


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Figure from: Materstvedt LJ. (2021). «Ethical issues in physician aid-in-dying». In: Cherny N, Fallon M, Kaasa S, Portenoy R, Currow D, eds. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 6th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rejection, collaboration or integration? A comparative analysis of palliative care and assisted dying in three locations: Oregon, USA; Flanders, Belgium; and Québec, Canada»

Research project carried out by members of the University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group (read the group's blog; also on Twitter), located on Dumfries Campus in Southern Scotland

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«Palliative care»
«Assisted dying»

The research project is part of a main research project called
Global Interventions at the End of Life – social, comparative and historical analysis to promote global improvement. Led by the University of Glasgow, UK


supported by the
Wellcome Trust

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which is headed by Professor David Clark (follow him on Twitter) who holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in the Medical Humanities. Watch and hear him talk about his research on ITV: Fiona Armstrong interviews the man dubbed 'Professor Death' – one of the world's leading experts on care for the dying.

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