Jan Schürmann

Jan Schürmann, M.A.

Academic Associate

Clinical Ethicist University Hospital of Basel

jan.schuermann@usb.ch

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Short Bio

Jan Schürmann holds a master’s degree in Philosophy and History of Arts from the University of Basel. He is working as a clinical ethicist at the University Hospital of Basel and the University Psychiatric Hospitals of Basel since 2009. He is certified as a clinical ethics consultant, coordinator, and trainer for ethics consultation by the Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin (AEM). He is also working as a lecturer for medical ethics in the medical curriculum of the University of Basel. Since 2018, he is a PhD student in biomedical ethics at the University of Basel working on preventive forms of clinical ethics support. 

Research Interests

  • Clinical ethics consultation
  • Issues in clinical ethics
  • Theory and methods of bioethics
  • Metaethical foundations of bioethics
  • Psychiatric ethics
  • Organizational ethics
     

Publications

  • Schürmann J, Mühleck M, Perler C et al. (2020/in prep) Ethische Herausforderungen in der forensischen Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie. Eine qualitative Beobachtungsstudie und ein Instrument zur Früherkennung und Frühintervention. Ethik in der Medizin
  • Wetterauer C, Schürmann J, Reiter-Theil S (2020/in prep) The significance of professional codes and ethical guidelines in difficult clinical situations. In: Laas K, Hildt E, Davis M (eds) Codes of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines: Emerging Technologies, Changing Fields. 
  • Schürmann J, Jähne S, Wetterauer Ch, Reiter-Theil S (2019) Ethikberatung in der Behandlung von Abhängigkeitserkrankungen. SUCHT 65: 191-206
  • Montaguti E, Schürmann J, Wetterauer C et al. (2019) Reflecting on the Reasons Pros and Cons Coercive Measures for Patients in Psychiatric and Somatic Care: The Role of Clinical Ethics Consultation. A Pilot Study. Front. Psychiatry 10: 441
  • Reiter-Theil S, Schürmann J (2019) Blick hinter die Kulissen: Die Themen in der Ethikkonsultation. Swiss Med Forum 19: 187-191
  • Reiter-Theil S, Schürmann J (2018) Evaluating clinical ethics support: on what grounds do we make judgments about reports of ethics consultation? In: Bliton M, Finder S (eds) The Zadeh Project: Peer-Review, Peer-Education, and Modelling Practice in Clinical Ethics Consultation. Springer, New York, pp 165-178
  • Schürmann J, Reiter-Theil S (2018) Klinische Ethikberatung in der Psychiatrie – aktuelle Entwicklungen, Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze. In: Bockenheimer-Lucius G, Wolf-Braun B, Schnurrer V (Hrsg.) Zwischen Akutklinik und Pflegeeinrichtung Ethikberatung in Klinik und Altenpflegeheim. LIT Verlag, Berlin, S. 73-90
  • Reiter-Theil S, Schürmann J (2018) Zur ethischen Orientierung in der Psychiatrie. Einblicke aus der Ethikberatung. In: Prüter-Schwarte C, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E (eds) Ethik in der psychiatrischen Praxis. Pabst, Lengerich, S. 83-104
  • Reiter-Theil S, Schürmann J (2016) Unterstützung bei ethischen Fragen – eine methodische Orientierung zur Ethikberatung in der Palliativversorgung. In: Wienke A, Janke K, Sitte T, et al. (Hrsg.) Aktuelle Rechtsfragen der Palliativversorgung. Springer Verlag, Berlin, S. 35-47
  • Reiter-Theil S, Schürmann J (2016) The „Big Five“ in 100 Clinical Ethics Consultation Cases. Reviewing three years of ethics support in two Basel University Hospitals. Bioethica Forum 9(2): 60-70
  • Reiter-Theil S, Schürmann J, Schmeck K (2014) Klinische Ethik in der Psychiatrie: State of the Art. Psychiat Praxis 41(07): 355-363
  • Schürmann J, Meyer-Zehnder B, Mertz M, et al. (2014) Fairness and Transparency in Bedside Micro-allocation: Improving the Ethical Competence of Clinical Staff. In: Danis M, Hurst SA, Fleck LM, Forde R, Slowther A (eds) Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp 301-322
  • Reiter-Theil S, Mertz M, Schürmann J, et al. (2011) Evidence – Competence – Discourse. The Theoretical Framework of the Multi-centre Clinical Ethics Support Project METAP. Bioethics 25(7): 403-412
     

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