Practices of Responsibility in Change


purpose of this action is to create a research network examining the philosophical and moral implications of the changing nature of responsibilities to care.

Our aim is to develop new theoretical approaches that can address the contemporary challenges to responsibility created by new areas of healthcare practice and intervention. In particular to: consider the significance of people's key relationships, such as family and community, in how they deliberate and make decisions about responsibilities they must respond to.

These aims will be addressed by producing the following:
-To submit an international research proposal
-To produce high quality publications (journal papers and edited collection)
-To develop a formal structure to manage, oversee and develop the international research network's long term future


Boek of monografie

  • C Rehmann-Sutter, C Schües(2015): Rettende Geschwister. , Paderborn
  • E Malmqvist, K Zeiler(2016): Bodily exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing , London and New York
  • H Lindemann, J McLaughlin, M Verkerk(2018): What about the Family , Oxford

Hoofdstuk in boek

  • J. Nelson, F Baylis, C McLeod(2014): Family Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges pp. 185 - 198 , Oxford
  • M.A. Verkerk, H Lindemann(2014): Routledge Companion to Bioethics pp. 500 - 511 , New York
  • J Nelson, B Jennings, H Lindemann(2015): Encyclopedia of Bioethics pp. 1169 - 1177 , New York
  • C Rehmann-Sutter, C Schües, C Rehmann-Sutter(2015): Rettende Geschwister. pp. 167 - 188 , Paderborn
  • C Schües, C Schües, C Rehmann-Sutter(2015): Rettende Geschwister. pp. 215 - 239 , Münster
  • G Schweiger, G Drerup, G Graf, C Schickhardt, C Schües(2016): Justice, Education and the Politics of Childhood pp. 155 - 170 , Berlin
  • l Francis, h Lindemann(2016): The Oxford Handbook on Reproduction. pp. 110 - 115
  • W Eckhart, c Schües, M Bobbert, B Hermann, C Rehmann-Sutter(2017): Ethics and Oncology. pp. 81 - 100 , Freibuyrg

Wetenschappelijk artikel

  • K Zeiler(2014): A Philosophical Defence of the Idea that Individuals Can Be Held in Personhood by Others: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy pp. 131 - 141
  • K Zeiler, A Malmquist(2014): Lesbian Shared Biological Motherhood Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy pp. 347 - 355
  • C. Schües(2014): Die Zeitsensibilität der Menschen und die Zeitregime des Alterns Zeitschrift für Praktische Philosophie Band 1 pp. 99 - 135
  • C. Schües, C. Rehmann-Sutter(2014): Retrospektive Zustimmung der Kinder? Frühe Kindheit. Die ersten sechs Jahre pp. 22 - 27
  • J. Nelson, H. Lindemann(2014): The Surrogate?s Authority Journal of Medicine and Philosophy pp. 161 - 168
  • K Zeiler(2014): Neither Property Right nor Heroic Gift, neither Sacrifice nor Aporia Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy pp. 171 - 181
  • M.A> Verkerk, H. Lindemann, J. McLaughlin, J. Scully, U. Kihlbom, J. Nelson, J. Chin(2014): Where Families and Health Care Meet Journal of Medical Ethics pp. 10 - 15
  • H. Lindemann(2014): Why Families Matter Pediatrics pp. S97 - S103
  • K Zeiler(2014): A Phenomenological Approach to the Ethics of Transplantation Medicine Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics pp. 369 - 388
  • J McLaughlin(2014): Families Ties in Genes and Stories The Sociological Review pp. 1 - 18
  • C Schües, C Rehmann-Sutter(2014): Retrospektive Zustimmung der Kinder? Frühe Kindheit pp. 22 - 27
  • M Dreyer, J. Erdmann, C. Rehmann-Sutter(2014): Sequenzen und Menschen. Merkur pp. 260 - 266
  • Munthe C, K Persson de Fine Licht(2014): Editorial: New Media and Risky Behavior of Children and Young People Public Health Ethics pp. 1 - 4
  • C Munthe(2015): A New Ethical Landscape of Prenatal Testing: Individualizing Choice to Serve Autonomy and Promote Public Health Bioethics pp. 36 - 45
  • M.A. Verkerk(2015): Suffering in children: opinions from parents and health-care professionals European Journal of Pediatrics pp. 589 - 595
  • M.A. Verkerk(2015): Je doet het gewoon toch? Wijsgerig Perspectief pp. 9 - 13
  • K Zeiler, L Guntram(2016): You have all those emotions inside that you cannot show because of what they will cause Social Science and Medicine pp. 63 - 70
  • K Zeiler, I Devisch, J Slatman(2016): Can You Restore My “Own” Body? 6(8):18-20. The American Journal of Bioethics pp. 18 - 20
  • K Zeiler, S.J. Toledano(2017): Hosting for the Others’ Child? . Feminist Theory pp. 159 - 175
  • V Provoost, H Parys,van, G Pennings, A Buysse, P Sutter,de, K Zeiler(2017): Constructing and enacting kinship in sister-to-sister egg donation families Sociology of Health and Illness pp. 847 - 862
  • J Nelson(2017): How We Become Who We Are: Ashley, Carla, and the Rest of Us, The Journal of Clinical Ethics 28, no. 3 (Fall 2017): 197-203. pp. 197 - 203

Professionele publicatie

  • H Lindemann(2015): Miscarriage and the Stories We Live By. pp. 80

Publicatie bedoeld voor een breed publiek

  • J Nelson(2015): Vaccination, Free Riders, and Family Autonomy


  • M.A. Verkerk(2014): Ethics of Families
  • M.A. Verkerk(2014): Network on Ethics of Families





Prof. dr. M.A. Verkerk

Verbonden aan

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen, Wenckebach Instituut


01/01/2014 tot 16/04/2018