The multidisciplinary and international research team consists of nine researchers that are committed to this research project and development of the theoretical framework of the ethical aspects of EOL care. The researchers in the team are reputed experts in the field of nursing, medicine, bioethics, EOL care and empirical ethics research.
The research team will be further supported by several collaborative partners, who will share their expertise with the research team when required. In addition to the planned studies, this research project will provide an opportunity for students to conduct their thesis work.
Anja Terkamo-Moisio (PI), RN, PhD. Early stage researcher, University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science, Kuopio, Finland
Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, RN, PhD. Professor, Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Chris Gastmans, PhD. Professor of medical ethics, Interfaculty Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Martin Johnson, RN, PhD. Professor (emeritus) in Nursing, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Teuvo Laitila, PhD. Docent, Orthodox Church History, Comparative Religion, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
Juho Lehto, MD, PhD. Chief physician, clinical teacher palliative medicine, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
David Lorenzo, PhD. Assistant Professor of Ethics, Bioethics and Anthropology , Saint John of God Nursing School, Barcelona, Spain
Anna-Maija Pietilä, RN, PhD. Professor, University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science, Kuopio, Finland / Kuopio Socials and Health Care Services, Kuopio, Finland.
Olli-Pekka Ryynänen, MD, PhD. Professor (emeritus), University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Nutrition, Kuopio, Finland / Kuopio University Hospital, Unit of primary Health Care Kuopio, Finland.