The International Care Ethics (ICE) Observatory

The ICE Observatory promotes international research, development of ethics teaching, cross-cultural discussion and understanding, and ethical inter-professional and inter-agency co-operation. It runs regular conferences and seminars.

The 20th International Nursing Ethics Conference and the 5th International Care Ethics Conference will take place on 24th and 25th July 2019 at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. The theme of the 2019 conference is ‘Cross-cultural Perspectives on Ethics, Healthy Ageing and Care’. 

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