Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Jochen Vollmann

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

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Professor Jochen Vollmann is Director of the Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Ruhr−University Bochum, Germany. He is a physician and philosopher working in the field of medical ethics for 20 years.
His research interests include informed consent and capacity assessment, ethics and psychiatry, end−of−life decision−making, empirical ethics, clinical ethics committees and clinical ethics consultation.

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Jochen Vollmann, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Ruhr−University Bochum, Germany.
He completed a clinical training in psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University Hospitals in Gießen, Munich and Freiburg and wrote his habilitation thesis on ethical problems of informed consent in psychiatry at the Free University of Berlin. Prof. Vollmann was Visiting Fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University Washington, DC and Visiting Professor at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, at the Institute for the Medical Humanities UTMB and at the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney. He received several academic awards for his research and teaching.
Prof. Vollmann's research interests include informed consent and capacity assessment, ethics in psychiatry, end−of−life decision−making, advance directives, medical professionalism, clinical ethics committees and clinical ethics consultation.

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