Human Rights, Dignity and Autonomy in Health Care and Social Services: Nordic Perspectives

Human Rights, Dignity and Autonomy in Health Care and Social Services: Nordic Perspectives


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ISBN-13: 9789050958776
Publisher: Intersentia
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Pages: 221
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

António Barbosa da Silva was born on Cape Verde Islands. He pursued his academic studies in Portugal, Norway and Sweden. He is B.A., B.Theol and Theol. Dr. from The University of Uppsala 1982, with the thesis: “Phenomenology of Religion as a Philosophical Problem”, where he became Associate Professor in the Philosophy of Religion in 1983. From 1993 to 1995 he worked as an adjunct Professor of Philosophy of Sciences and Health Care Ethics at The Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden. From 1995 he is Professor of Philosophy of Sciences, Ethics, Mental Health and Systematic Theology in Norway. He is a highly estimated lecturer on the international circuit, and is the author of several works on the philosophy of religion, inter-religious dialogue, Jewish-Christian relation, cultural confrontation, Christian ethics, healthcare ethics, the philosophy of healthcare sciences, the theoretical foundations of qualitative methods and approaches, etc. He is now a emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology, Mental Health, and Health Care Ethics at Ansgar University College, Kristiansand, Norway.

The editors (Henriette Sinding Aasen, Rune Halvorsen and António Barbosa da Silva) as well as the authors of the various chapters (António Barbosa da Silva, Henriette Sinding Aasen, Kirsten Sandberg, Marit Skivenes, Mette Hartlev, Salla Lötjönen, Bjørn Hvinden, Rune Halvorsen) are leading Nordic academics within their respective fields of research.

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