12 July 2021

Ethical compass exploration

When an individual or group in practice wants to prioritize health, this raises questions with an ethical dimension: ‘what is the right thing to do?’ And an experience that the consequences of choices are, by definition, not fully foreseeable because the impact is not visible, and our knowing is limited.

In that context, the project ‘Exploration of an ethical compass’ run between June 2019 – May 2021. The central question was: if you, as an individual or collective, want to make ‘Health as a value’ central to your actions, which conditionally dependent ethical basic principles can contribute in principle to healthy people and a healthy world, in the ‘here and now’ and the ‘there and later’? The results of this exploration will be published soon.


The publication ‘Gezonde mensen en gezonde wereld. Verkening van een ethisch kompas’ (‘Healthy people and healthy world. Exploration of an ethical compass’ can be found here. First, it explains the theoretical framework of the exploration, followed by the results.

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