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Conference IPONS Gothenburg 2021
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Welcome to the IPONS conference 2021 at the University of Gothenburg

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June 16-18, 2021: The 24th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference IPONS. Personhood: philosophies, applications and critiques in healthcare. A three-day conference at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

16 jun 2021 - 18 jun 2021

Inger Ekman
Richard Sawatzky
Jonna Bornemark
Elvis Imafidon
Beng Kristensson Uggla
Institute of Health and Care Sciences at the University of Gothenburg

The 24th annual nursing philosophy conference planned to take place in August 2020 is postponed due to the ongoing pandemics and rescheduled to take place in Gothenburg the 16th, 17th and 18th of June in 2021. This decision has been reached in close collaboration with the IPONS executive committee because of national and international restrictions from holding large international meetings for the foreseeable future. We hope you can plan for coming to Gothenburg in June 2021 with safe travels.

All abstracts accepted for the conference planned to be held in August 2020 have been invited for presentations at the conference in June 2021. A new call for abstracts will open at the end of 2020. Abstracts may be presented orally, as a poster or in a symposium/workshop at the conference.

Arguments for considering a notion of person-centeredness and performing person-centred care is increasingly being articulated internationally in nursing and across health care fields. However, while the notion of targeting the patient and family members as individuals is familiar to the nursing and most health care disciplines, there has been a lack of concrete strategies and actions for how to accomplish person-centred care that explicitly build upon, or could be related to, a philosophical foundation. Personhood and the idea of person-centeredness – and other thoughtful ideas from our predecessors – need to be reconsidered and re-examined in relation to current societal challenges and health care structures. Thus, philosophical perspectives on person-centeredness can be applied with potential to contribute to furthering the understanding, applications, explorations and inquiries as related to philosophy of nursing.

The 24th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference to be held at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, invites contributions that inquire notions of personhood and person-centeredness as related to nursing and healthcare, and links as well as conflicts between philosophy and person-centred practice.

The conference is hosted by the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, the department organizing research and educational programmes at all levels related to nursing at the University of Gothenburg, and hosting the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care (GPCC). The conference will be held in English.