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Medical Ethics

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Medical Ethics

In the area of medical ethics, research projects and doctoral theses are performed which investigate ethical issues of psychiatry, neurosurgery, neurology and neurosciences as well as child ethics.  

Head: Prof. Dr. Sabine Müller
Members: Sabine Müller, Anika Spreen 
Contact: Sabine Müller  

Ongoing Project

Systematic review of optogenetics studies in depression research (thesis of Anika Spreen) 

Finished Projects

NeuroSCAN – NeuroScienceAndNorms. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Norms in Neuroimaging (BMBF: 01GP0804) 

Personality changes through brain interventions - a neuroethical and neurophilosophical study on neurosurgery (DFG: MU 3321/1-1)

Psychiatric Neurosurgery – Ethical, legal and societal issues (BMBF: 01GP1621A)

Ethical issues of the mild encephalitis hypothesis of schizophrenia (Thesis of Rita Riedmüller) 
Publication: Rita Riedmüller, Sabine Müller: Ethical issues of the mild encephalitis hypothesis of schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2017, 8, Article 38. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00038

Respecting the patients’ autonomy in German clinics for psychiatry and psychotherapy (Thesis of Gabriel Gerlinger)
Publication: Gabriel Gerlinger, Arno Deister, Andreas Heinz, Matthias Koller, Sabine Müller, Tilman Steinert, Thomas Pollmächer: Nach der Reform ist vor der Reform: Ergebnisse der Novellie­rungsprozesse der Psychisch-Kranken-Hilfe-Gesetze der Bundesländer. Der Nervenarzt 2019, 90(1): 45-57. doi: 10.1007/s00115-018-0612-3  

Ethical investigation of mandatory reporting of physical or psychological child abuse by pediatricians (Thesis of Henning Wissmann) 
Publication: Henning Wißmann, Mike Peters, Sabine Müller: Physical or psychological child abuse and neglect: experiences, reporting behavior and positions toward mandatory reporting of pediatricians in Berlin, Germany. Child Abuse & Neglect 2019, 98: 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104165   

Ethical issues of parents’ decision-making in pediatric epilepsy surgery (Thesis of Quynh Bach) 
Publication: Quynh Bach, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale, Sabine Müller: Parents’ and children’s decision-making and experiences in pediatric epilepsy surgery. Epilepsy & Behavior 2020, 107:107078. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107078 



Prof. Dr. Sabine Müller

Medical Ethicist, Philosopher and Physicist

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