Third Particularism in Bioethics Networking Workshop, Oslo 14 September

The third and concluding workshop of the first phase of the Particularism in Bioethics, Professional Ethics was held at Diakonhjemmet University College Oslo on 14 September 2015. The workshop, funded by a small research grant from the Wellcome Trust and held in association with the University of Oslo, focussed on the topic of Particularism in Professional Ethics. The local organiser was Dr Anne Raustol, Associate Professor of Nursing Ethics at DUC.


09:00-09:30: Welcome and registration

09:30-10:15: Phil Hutchington (MMU): ‘Radical Contextualism, Moral Particularism and the Clinical Encounter’.

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-11:30: Ulrik Kihlbom (Uppsala): ‘Understanding Side-effect’;  Anne Raustøl (Diakonhjemmet): ‘Compassion and Practical Reasoning’ (20 mins each + discussion)

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-13:15: Benedict Smith (Durham): ‘Moral Particularism and Empathy’.

13:15-13:30: Break

13:30-14:30: Marita Nordhaug (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences): ‘A Prerogative for Partiality in Nursing Care’; Jens Erik Paulsen (Oslo Police University College): ‘The Police: Particularists or (wo)men of Principle?’ (20 mins each + discussion)

14:30-14:45: Break

14:45-15:30: Per Nortvedt (Oslo): ‘Was E. Levinas a Particularist? And what is the relevance of his ethics of the other to professional ethics?’

15:30-15:45: Break

15:45-16:30: Anna Bergqvist (MMU): ‘Narrative and the First Person in Values-based Practice’

16:30-17:30: Roundtable discussion

19:00: Conference dinner at Nodee Asian Cooking, Majorstua, at 19:00. For those who want, we continue the conversations and discussions in the area over some drinks first.

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