Ethco - For Better Ethical Safety in Future Health Care Environments

Project Details


The project develops learning outcomes, materials and student-centered curricula for ethics in healthcare education in collaboration with working life representatives. These actions stimulate innovative learning and teaching practices, as the consortium addresses identified skills mismatches and implements international collaborative online learning and teaching practices.
These innovative practices of learning will be integrated in students’ curricula as optional studies at the participating HEIs. The practices consist of international collaborative online learning and research-based learning, for example. Ethical issues will be discussed and solved in international student groups via the Ethical Coffee Room (ECR) application, during live streamed simulations and the international face-toface intensive course.
A multicultural environment in health care work environment is common nowadays, and staff oftenencounter patients and colleagues from different cultures . Examples of ethical issues encountered in the current health care environment include: implementing care according to the patient's needs despite the limited resources or limits set by the organisation, respecting patient’s self-determination and situations concerning patient advocacy, being present in the situation with the patient, and treating patients equally despite of age, illness, habits, culture or socioeconomic status.
Effective start/end date1/10/2231/05/25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


  • ethical challenges
  • innovate learning
  • teaching

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences


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