As a research department, IQ Healthcare
is part of the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS
), one of the three research institutes of Radboud university medical center. At this institute, researchers, clinicians and patients work closely together in research to improve health care. IQ Healthcare is known as one of the most productive research departments of Radboud university medical center; it employs more than 100 people.
The department's research and education are centered on several themes: person-oriented care, professional development and cooperation, sustainable organization of care systems, implementation and evaluation of improvements and innovations, and health care ethics. The professor is expected to be able to link ethics and philosophy to issues concerning the quality of care that are central to IQ healthcare (efficiency, affordability, equitable distribution, value-based health care).
In the development of research projects, we explicitly aim at cooperation and networking, both internally, within the IQ healthcare department, and externally, with care providers, patients and partners such as the RIHS, the hospital, Radboud University and other (inter)national universities and institutions.
The ethicists within IQ healthcare form an energetic and close-knit team. The professor is expected to further strengthen and inspire the team's collaborative culture.Tasks and responsibilities
- Contribute, at the highest academic level, to the care and development of education and new research projects in the field of health care ethics through a medical humanities approach;
- Contribute to the practice and development of ethical support within Radboud university medical center;
- To further build and expand international cooperation in the field of health care ethics research and education;
- Perpetuate and expand the cooperation of the ethics department with national partners, including other UMCs and universities of applied sciences;
- Strengthen the connection between health care ethics and other research themes of IQ healthcare;
- Strengthen the cooperation with other departments of Radboud university medical center and faculties of Radboud University in the field of health care ethics.