Norms throughout demographic change

If reaching a high age becomes the norm, there will be consequences for our understanding of health and disease. For example, will this mean that we will be healthy or stay sick for longer? These questions are constantly being discussed in scientific fields. Simultaneously, concepts of solidarity and justice are changing – between generations as well as throughout cultures and religions. Due to this, the research project aims to provide reliable information about the value system and development of norms in an ageing society marked by diversity and the use of modern technology. The aim is to create a context-sensitive matrix model which determines the following concepts and dimensions: health and disease, solidarity and justice along the dimensions of ageing, diversity and mechanization. The matrix model will be used to derive a catalogue of criteria based on norms. This catalogue of criteria should serve as a practice-oriented foundation for health policies and healthcare workers to assist them in analyzing, assessing and shaping the framework of the health sector.
Norms throughout demographic change. Health and disease, solidarity and justice (NoWa)
2017 - 2019
Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

Ceres - Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


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