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VUB L&C and LSTS talk on 7th November 2011, 12:30 – 14:00, Room 4C306, VUB: “Empirical ethics: empirical justice? How laws shape what is good care”, by Prof. Jeannette Pols.
Empirical studies into the workings of laws in health care usually take the shape of evaluation studies (where the workings of laws are evaluated according to the aims to which they were designed) and studies of cases treated under a certain law. In this meeting Pols will discuss the normativity of juridical measures when they are taken as a directive for what care should look like, what type of patient and caregiver is inscribed in the laws and how their relationship should be thought about. The presentation will depart from the use of the paper Pols, J. (2003) Enforcing patient rights or improving care? The interference of two modes of doing good in mental health care, Sociology of Health & Illness, vol 25, no 3, p 320-347.