Medical Ethics

Organisational unit: Division

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences


The Department of Medical Ethics at Lund University was founded in 1991. Courses in medical ethics are given by staff members at Lund University, at various clinics of the university hospital, and at hospitals in the region. 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.

Recent research outputs

Axelsson, L., Benzein, E., Jenny Lindberg & Persson, C., 2019 Jun 12, In : Nursing Ethics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nils-Eric Sahlin, 2019 Apr, Vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet - Vård. Lund: Lunds universitet, VBE programmet, p. 9-12 4 p. (Vetenskap och Beprövad Erfarenhets skriftserie).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Nils-Eric Sahlin (ed.), 2019 Apr, Lund: Lund University (Media-Tryck). 56 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

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