Ethical dilemmas for professional practitioners and researchers in maritime health
The workshop will be formed as an occasion to reflect upon the ethical dimensions of our practice as professional in maritime occupational health. The point of departure for this reflection will consist of dilemmas we have encountered - or may encounter - in our daily work. Dilemmas have often their source in ethical deliberations, where contrasting sets of principles may be at stake. Examples of such dilemmas could be for medical assessment: What are the consequences for the seaman/fisherman of one's decisions? How much and for how long time should one follow up medically, economically, etc when the seaman is declared unfit? More fundamentally: Do equality of treatment at all times lead to equity? Is consideration for the specific case compatible with compliance with universal guidelines? The workshop will be introduced by three presentations: - General presentation over main ethical schools (Fabienne Knudsen) - Codes of Ethics and Practical wisdom (Andra Ergle) - Ethical dilemmas in the physician's clinic (Emmie Knudtzon) The main part of the workshop will consist of group discussion on questions/problems originating as far as possible from the participants' own experience. At last, the answers will be collected, discussed and summed op in plenum. A written compendium of the presentations and a list over selected relevant writings will be delivered to the participants.