Author Archives: Manuela Luitjes

[Update] Workshop on ”Autonomous Agency, Health Promotion, and Technology Design”

On Friday, September 12, 2014, the workshop ”Autonomous Agency, Health Promotion, and Technology Design” will take place. Guest speakers Soren Holm (University of Manchester) and Maartje Schermer (Erasmus MC) will give a presentation. This event is co-sponsored by the OZSW (Dutch Research School for Philosophy), and is connected to the research projects ”Promoting Effective Intentions: Volitional Scaffolding, Implementation Intentions, and Bedtime Procrastination” at the University of Utrecht, and to our own project ”Medical Trust Beyond Clinical Walls” at TU Eindhoven. The theme of the workshop is how we define and operationalize autonomy, health, mental illness and the practical self for the design of supporting technologies for health and wellness.” More information can be found on the workshop page on the OZSW website.

More information about the guest speakers can be found here (Holm) and here (Schermer).

Philip Nickel on illness and agency

In March and November 2013, Nickel gave some presentations about illness and agency. In March he presented a paper at the University of Washington Department of Philosophy Critical Medical Humanities for this purpose, and in November he presented a paper at the Dutch Research School of Philosophy Annual Conference in Rotterdam.

Sander Voerman on telecare

In July 2013, Voerman gave a talk about trust in telecare at the Radboud University Nijmegen, as a part of the study group Philosophy & Psychiatry.

In August 2013 he gave a presentation about self-management in telecare environments. This took place at the 27th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, at the University of Basel in Switzerland.