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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Beatrix Göcking

Beatrix Göcking

  • PhD Student

Short bio

Beatrix Göcking holds a master's degree in Religious and Gender Studies from the University of Zurich. She focused on social science, religion and medicine, and qualitative research during her education. Since 2021, she has been working as a research assistant at the IBME on a qualitative research assignment on brain damage and decision-making. In 2022, she began her postgraduate bioethics fellowship. She is also a critical care nurse specialist with over 20 years of practice experience. Since 2016, she has been working in the neurosurgical intensive care unit at the University Hospital Zurich. The perspective of diversity and inclusion in scientific and socio-political debates is a matter of heart to her.

Research Interest

  • Decision-making
  • Advanced care planning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Religion & medicine
  • Intersectional gender aspects

Ongoing Projects

  • DIPEx (Database of Individual Patient Experiences): Pilot project on brain damage
  • Decision support tool


  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für biomedizinische Ethik (SGBE)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Religionswissenschaft (SGR-SSSR)
  • Strategieteam QualiZüri