Kristina Maria Würth

Kristina Maria Würth, PhD

Academic Associate

Clinical Ethicist USB

Short Bio

Kristina Würths holds a PhD in Medical and Health Ethics from the University of Basel. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Basel. Following her PhD, she works as a postdoctoral researcher and clinical ethicist at the University Hospital of Basel. Also she works as a scientific collaborator at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and history of Medicine at the University of Zurich as part of the DIPEx project in module on chronic pain.

Research Interests

  • Social Inequalities in Health
  • Vulnerability
  • Shared Decision-Making
  • Microethics
  • Reflexivity

Ongoing Projects


  • Würth KM, Reiter-Theil S, Langewitz W, Schuster S: "Getting by" in a Swiss Tertiary Hospital: the Inconspicuous Complexity of Decision-making Around Patients' Limited Language Proficiency. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Aug 24.
  • Kristina Würth, Wolf Langewitz, Stella Reiter-Theil, Sylvie Schuster: Their view: difficulties and challenges of patients and physicians in cross-cultural encounters and a medical ethics perspective. BMC Medical Ethics (2018) 19:70K.
  • Wuerth, S. Schuster: “Some of them shut the door with a single word, but she was different” – A migrant patient’s culture, a physician’s narrative humility and a researcher’s bias. Patient Educ. Couns. 100 (2017) 

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