1. The notion of ‘human vulnerability’
a. Respect for human vulnerability
b. Different aspects of vulnerability
c. Implications of the principle: care
2. The powers of medicine:
a. The fight against vulnerability
b. Successes and failures
c. Problems with the basic assumption that vulnerability should be eliminated
d. Towards sustainable medicine
3. The dilemmas of vulnerability
a. The role of domestic legal provisions
b. The role of international human rights law
a. Explain Article 7.a.
b. How to obtain consent in health care practice?
c. Special procedures in ethics to construct consent
i. Determination of appropriate substitute decision-makers
ii. Best interest criterion
5. The context of research involving human subjects
a. Explain Article 7.b.
b. Should research been done with persons not able to consent?
c. Research for direct health benefit
d. Research without potential direct health benefit