The Medicine & Economics Ethics Lab was established in 2020 at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine. It provides an interdisciplinary platform at the interfaces between health care, economics in the health sector and society.
The M&E Ethics Lab offers room for critical-constructive reflection on the connections between patient care and economic thinking or action in modern health care systems. Through projects, workshops and working groups, the M&E Ethics Lab promotes exchange and cooperation on interdisciplinary topics at the interface between medicine and economics at local, national and international level.
The aim is to support the professional exchange between university medical ethics and ethics of care with the various interest groups in the health care sector such as hospital, clinic and facility operators, doctors and nurses with leadership/executive functions, institutions and associations, health insurance companies, authorities, foundations and politics.
By providing different perspectives, the M&E Ethics Lab can help to ensure that healthcare is continuously improved. The joint discourse of interest groups should make the goals, priorities and broader societal effects of economic thinking patterns on medicine and health care recognisable and solvable.