Dr. Matthé Scholten

Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine
Ruhr University Bochum
Malakowturm
Markstraße 258a
44799 Bochum
Germany

Tel | 49 (0)234 32-28628
Fax | 49 (0)234 32-14205
matthe.scholten@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

  

My main interests are in ethics in psychiatry, moral responsibility and Kantian ethics. Together with Jakov Gather, I coordinate the Bochum SALUS Project, a large and interdisciplinary research project on coercion in psychiatry. Before that, I worked on the project ENSURE and was the principal investigator for the project HumanMeD.

I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam with a dissertation on moral responsibility and Kantian ethics. Alongside my B.A. and M.A. studies, I worked as an auxiliary nurse in a rehabilitation center.

Research Interests

  • Ethics in psychiatry
  • Human rights and mental health
  • Decision-making capacity and competence to consent
  • Coercion in psychiatry
  • Research ethics
  • Supported decision-making
  • Psychiatric advance directives
  • Free will and moral responsibility
  • Kantian ethics