Conference 2021

The 2021 International Philosophy of Nursing Conference will be held at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 16-18 June, 2021. This will be the 24th annual nursing philosophy conference, postponed from 2020

The three-day conference focuses on ‘Personhood: philosophies, applications and critiques in healthcare’.

All abstracts accepted for the conference planned to be held in August 2020 have been invited for presentations at the conference in June 2021.

A new call for abstracts will open in October 2020. We invite contributions that explore notions of personhood and person-centeredness as related to nursing and healthcare, and links as well as conflicts between philosophy and person-centered practice.

Abstracts may be presented orally, as a poster or in a symposium/workshop at the conference. Plans are being made for virtual participation

You can find full information, including registration and abstract submission, on the conference website.

The conference is hosted by the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, the department organizing research and educational programmes related to nursing at all levels. The institute includes the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care (GPCC).

The conference will be held in English. Keynote speakers include:

  • Jonna Bornemark, Associate Professor in Philosophy, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Inger Ekman, Professor in Nursing, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Elvis Imafidon, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
  • Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Amos Anderson Professor of Philosophy, Culture and Management, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland
  • Rick Sawatzky, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes, School of Nursing, Trinity Western University, & Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Providence Health Care Research Institute, Vancouver, Canada