Moral Case Deliberation in the face of tragedy

Cornelia Benita Spronk

Research output: PhD ThesisPhd-Thesis - Research and graduation internal


Moral case deliberation is an intervention intended to support care providers in making the moral choices demanded by their work. During a moral case deliberation session, care providers jointly examine a moral question based on concrete experience, under the guidance of a trained facilitator. Various methods can be applied. In tragic situations, care providers struggle to decide the best way forward. Whatever choice they make, they are unable to fully prevent negative outcomes. In this dissertation we investigate how participants experience the support provided by moral case deliberation in dealing with a tragic situation. Secondly we investigate the views and experiences of facilitators regarding three aspects of addressing tragedy in moral case deliberation, namely harm, emotions and worldview.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
  • Widdershoven, G.A.M., Supervisor, External person
  • Alma, Hans, Co-supervisor, External person
Award date14 Mar 2023
Place of Publications.l.
Print ISBNs9789464589108
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2023
Externally publishedYes

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