"Selbst- und Fremdbestimmung am Lebensende” – free access to the conference papers
The publicly accessible papers of the conference "Selbst- und Fremdbestimmung am Lebensende – Wer entscheidet über das Sterben?" that took place on 24 September 2015 are now online.
Who makes decisions about dying? To what extent can patients determine the end of their own lives? How much of a say should relatives and institutions (hospitals, homes, hospices) be allowed? These and other questions were at the centre of the interdisciplinary conference "Selbst- und Fremdbestimmung am Lebensende – Wer entscheidet über das Sterben?" that took place on 24 September 2015 at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Lucerne. The results of the NRP 67 projects of Regina Aebi-Müller (Self-determination at the end of life, University of Lucerne) as well as Bernhard Rütsche and Regina Kiener (Legal regulations at the end of life, universities of Lucerne and Zurich) were presented at the event. Leading researchers from Switzerland and abroad gave a paper at the conference and discussed these pertinent issues with the more than 150 participants. The conference topics were approached from three angles: patients, relatives and institutions. We are pleased to announce that the publicly accessible papers are now online.