El Ángel Hospital Department of Medical Ethics created

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23.03.2015

El Ángel Hospital Department of Medical Ethics created

ASISA and the University of Malaga (UMA) have created the El Ángel Hospital Department of Medical Ethics, which will have the function of analyzing, studying, researching and teaching issues, problems and the reality of medical ethics from all relevant perspectives and will make their findings widely available.

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The Department’s programme is within the Preventive Medicine Department at UMA’s Medical Faculty and El Ángel Hospital, which belongs to the ASISA Hospital Group, will be the sole sponsor of its work in both research and teaching.

The agreement to set up the Department of Medical Ethics was signed by the President of ASISA, Dr Francisco Ivorra, María Valpuesta Fernández, Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer at the University of Malaga and Dr Manuel Viola, Medical Director of the El Ángel Hospital at an event held in the Rectorate at UMA.

The purpose of the Department is to contribute to the development of new methods and new analytical tools to be used in the study of medical ethics. In order to do this, it will draw up a programme of activities every year, which will include seminars, courses and teaching days for UMA students and employees of ASISA, its group of hospitals and health institutions and other groups. There are also plans to award bursaries for doctorate courses at UMA and support for R&D&I, through funding for research projects open to UMA teaching staff.

For the President of ASISA, Dr Francisco Ivorra, “the research capacity of the University of Malaga and the practical experience of the El Ángel Hospital will place the Department of Medical Ethics at the cutting edge of study and of sharing information, a key area of medical practice in the modern world”.

This new agreement with the University of Malaga confirms the close ties between ASISA and the university community and this has also been demonstrated in the creation of other chairs such as this one. In particular, these include the UMA-ASISA Department of Healthcare Management and the Health Economy, created at Madrid Autonomous University; the ASISA-Universidad Europea Department of Health Sciences, and the Department of Humanitarian Medicine at King Juan Carlos University, both also in Madrid.

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