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Dirk Engberts

Professor emeritus Normative aspects of medicine

Prof.dr.mr. D.P. Engberts
+31 71 526 3230

The practice of medicine and health care as a social phenomenon is anchored in medical ethics and public health law. In the case of a scientific discipline, whose practical application and fundamental research are concerned ultimately with preventing, combating and alleviating sickness and suffering, these ethical and legal - or normative - aspects are hardly ever far away, be it in preventive health care, patient care, human research, animal experiments, or in the training for the profession. Ethics and law, in close relationship together, constitute the social framework within which the aims of medicine and health care are realised. To research, teach, (further) develop and make more explicit this essentially humanity-orientated core of medicine: this is a duty to which each new generation ought to commit itself afresh. The professorship Normative Aspects of Medicine is an affirmation that this responsibility has been recognized and accepted.

The title of his inaugural lecture was 'Met recht en reden. Het gemeenschappelijke belang van medische ethiek en gezondheidsrecht'.

Professor emeritus Normative aspects of medicine

  • Faculteit Geneeskunde
  • Divisie 3
  • Neurologie
  • Ethiek en Recht van de Gezondheidszorg

Work address

LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Room number Flex


  • Biblion Media Informatie te Den Haag Recensent
  • Gemeente Leiden Lid van Adviesraad WMO
  • Leiden University Press Lid van de Redactieraad
  • Stichting ter Bevordering van Klinisch Onderzoek in de Psychiatrie Docent van de jaarlijkse 'Corsendonk-cursus'
  • Tekst & Commentaar Gezondheidsrecht Hoofdredacteur
  • Tijdschrift voor Gezondheidszorg en Ethiek Lid van de jury van de PAul Sporken-prijs
  • Toetsingscommissie doordsoorzaken Lid
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