International Conference:

By | February 22, 2020

“Legal regulations on diversity in healthcare in European countries: challenges for national legislation”

Date: March 4th and 5th, 2020
Place: Column Hall, Faculty of History, University of Warsaw
Organizers: Center for Bioethics and Biolaw, Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw in the collaboration with the Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Ulm University, the Institute of History of Medicine, University of Ljubljana and the Department of Social Sciences and Medical Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka
Honorary Sponsors: Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland and Copernicus Science Centre

Healthcare, understood as a medical space, is an excellent example of a public space that models the processes of social integration and social equity. In a general sense, healthcare can connect diverse groups of a society under the common idea of health and illness. However, depending on its organization, it can also influence societal segregation of minority groups. Although the issues of minorities’ equality are central to European Institutions, European guidelines are mostly still not observed in the national legal regulations and healthcare practice.

The Conference intends to examine the implementation of norms and guidelines of the European Institutions concerning diversity and ethical, cultural, and social aspects of integration and exclusion within the healthcare sector in national legal frameworks of Germany, Croatia, Slovenia and Poland.

The Conference is held in the scope of the project HERA: Public Spaces. Culture and Integration in Europe (2019-2022) – „Healthcare as a Public Space: Social Integration and Social Diversity in the Context of Access to Healthcare in Europe.” This project has received funding frm the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.