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Dr. Julia Inthorn

Research interests

  • Genetic Risk and Risk-Information
  • Structure of Ethical Decisions
  • Intercultural Bioethics
  • Empirical Ethics
  • Living Wills and End-of-life Decisions
  • Healthcare and Justice
  • Biopolitics and Bioethics

Biographical note

12/2010 till today: research assistant (Post-Doc) at the Department for Ethics and History of Medicine (Prof. Dr. S. Schicktanz), Göttingen

02/2010: PhD at Munich School of Philosophy with a thesis in philosophy of social sciences

01/2007 – 11/2010 Research assistant at the department of ethics and law in medicine, University of Vienna

01/2006 – 12/2006: Research assistant with the DFG funded research project ’clinical ethical committees’ on organisational forms of ethics in hospitals, project management: Prof. Dr. R. Anselm

07/2005 – 12/2005: Research assistant in ethics at the chair in ethics of Prof. F.W. Graf

Ludwig-Maximilians-university, Munich

10/2001 – 09/2003 Scholarship for PhD Studies of the Bavarian State

05/1997 – 07/2000 Postgraduate studies in Philosophy and Adults’ Education at Munich School of Philosophy

11/1991 – 04/1997 Studies in Mathematics and Statistics at Ludwig-Maximilians-university, Munich

Publications (selected)

 (2014) Inthorn J, Schicktanz S, Rimon-Zarfaty N, Raz A, "What the patient wants...": Lay attitudes towards end-of-life decisions in Germany and Israel. Med Health Care Philos. 2014 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]

(2014) Inthorn J, Wöhlke S, Schmidt F, Schicktanz S, Impact of gender and professional education on attitudes towards financial incentives for organ donation: results of a survey among 755 students of medicine and economics in Germany. BMC Med Ethics. 2014 Jul 5;15: 56. doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-15-56. link

(2014) Fuzzy Logic and Preconceptional Genetic Carrier Screening, Archives for the Philosophy and History of Soft Computing, 1/2014.  [pdf]

(2014) A. Raz, N. Rimon-Zarfaty, J. Inthorn, S. Schicktanz, Making Responsible Life Plans: Cultural Differences in Lay Attitudes toward Predictive Genetic Testing for Late-Onset Diseases, in: S. Schicktanz, B. Prainsack, G. Werner-Felmayer (ed.), Genetics as Social Practice. Transdisciplinary Views on Science and Culture, Ashgate, S. 181-198.

(2014) Mertz M., Inthorn J., et al., Research across the disciplines: a road map for quality criteria in empirical ethics research, BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:17, link.

CV and complete bibliography (PDF)