Regina Müller

Regina Müller
University of Tuebingen | EKU Tübingen · Institute of Ethics and History of Medicine

Dr. rer. med.

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Introduction
I am currently working at the Institute of Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Tübingen. I am experienced in empirical bioethics (systematic reviews, qualitative interviews, focus groups, conceptual and ethical analysis) and have strong interests in bioethical issues, in particular, ethical aspects of digitization in medicine (health apps), and diversity/feminism in bioethics. Focus of my PhD project: Ethical aspects in the context of hereditary chronic diseases.
Additional affiliations
May 2020 - present
University of Tuebingen
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Project: Symptom checker applications based on artificial intelligence - a multi-perspective analysis of ethical, legal, and social implications
March 2017 - April 2020
Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • PhD-Project: 'Ethics of genetically determined chronic diseases – Hereditary Pancreatitis as an example' in the PePPP Subproject: Ethical aspects of patient self-help groups. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine Salloch
September 2015 - February 2017
RWTH Aachen University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Project: Ethical problems in the context of the Ebola Virus Disease
Education
June 2017 - May 2022
Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
Field of study
  • Medical Ethics
October 2012 - March 2015
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Field of study
  • Applied Ethics
October 2008 - September 2012
Universität Regensburg
Field of study
  • Philosophy, History of Arts

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Publications (31)
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Der Beitrag nimmt die in Deutschland aktuell anlaufende Verschreibungsmöglichkeit der „Apps auf Rezept“ durch Ärzte und Therapeuten zum Anlass, ethische Aspekte von Gesundheits-Apps zu diskutieren.
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Hereditary chronic pancreatitis (HCP) is a genetically determined condition characterized by intermittent acute episodes of pancreatitis and long-term impairment of the exocrine and endocrine pancreatic functions. Genetic test results can have substantial psychological and social consequences for the individuals tested and their families. Neverthel...
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Background: Patients have evolved from mere objects of study to active contributors to drug research in recent decades. Since individual patient's influence to change research processes effectively is limited, patient groups play an important role in the planning and conducting of pharmaceutical studies. Patient group engagement in drug research i...
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Background Symptom checker apps (SCAs) are accessible tools that provide early symptom assessment for users. The ethical, legal, and social implications of SCAs and their impact on the patient-physician relationship, the health care providers, and the health care system have sparsely been examined. This study protocol describes an approach to inves...
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Genetic testing is associated with many ethical challenges on the individual, organizational and macro level of health care systems. The provision of genetic testing for rare diseases in particular requires a full understanding of the complexity and multiplicity of related ethical aspects. This systematic review presents a detailed overview of ethi...
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BACKGROUND Symptom checker apps (SCAs) are accessible tools that provide early symptom assessment for users. The ethical, legal, and social implications of SCAs and their impact on the patient-physician relationship, the health care providers, and the health care system have sparsely been examined. This study protocol describes an approach to inves...
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Objectives Hereditary chronic pancreatitis is a rare condition characterized by intermittent acute episodes of pancreatitis and long-term impairment of pancreatic functions. However, the subjective perspective of individuals affected by hereditary chronic pancreatitis has been little studied. This qualitative study investigates the experience of he...
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"Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly being developed and various applications are already used in medical practice. This development promises improvements in prediction, diagnostics and treatment decisions. As one example, in the field of psychiatry, AI systems can already successfully detect markers of mental disorders such as de...
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Background Patient advocacy organizations (PAOs) have an increasing influence on health policy and biomedical research, therefore, questions about the specific character of their responsibility arise: Can PAOs bear moral responsibility and, if so, to whom are they responsible, for what and on which normative basis? Although the concept of responsib...
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Background: Symptom checker applications (SCA) are accessible tools that provide early symptom assessment for users. Ethical, legal, and social implications of SCA, their impact on the patient-physician relationship, the health care providers and the health care system have sparsely been examined. This study protocol describes an approach to invest...
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The development of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine raises fundamental ethical issues. As one example, AI systems in the field of mental health successfully detect signs of mental disorders, such as depression, by using data from social media. These AI depression detectors (AIDDs) identify users who are at risk of depression prior to any co...
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The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the site of synthesis and folding of membrane and secretory proteins. The fraction of protein passing through the ER represents a large proportion of the total protein in the cell. Protein folding, glycosylation, sorting and transport are essential tasks of the ER and a compromised ER folding network has been recog...
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Die empirisch-ethische Forschung bricht mit ihrer Methodenverknüpfung die klassischen Strukturen. Für Forschende macht diese Verknüpfung den Reiz des Faches aus, ist aber zugleich eine Herausforderung. Wie können Empirie und Norm verknüpft werden? Die aktuelle Qualität ebenso wie generalisierbare Qualitätskriterien empirisch-ethischer Arbeiten werd...
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Purpose: To summarize and compare qualitative studies which explored attitudes of patients, families and healthcare providers towards medical futility. Materials and methods: A systematic search of qualitative studies via the PubMed database was conducted. Data were extracted in terms of two aspects: 1) Group of people, which were interviewed ab...

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In den internationalen Bioethik-Debatten sind feministische Perspektiven mittlerweile fest verankert. Wird der Blick auf die deutschsprachigen Medizinethik-Diskussionen gerichtet, finden sich feministische Perspektiven wenig bis gar nicht. Allerdings zeigen die internationalen Diskurse in der Care Ethik, feministisch-ethische Betrachtungen von Reproduktionsfragen oder auch feministische Perspektiven zu Gerechtigkeit, dass ein feministischer Blickwinkel auf medizin- und bioethische Themen neue Impulse setzen kann. Die neu gegründete AEM Arbeitsgruppe möchte feministische Perspektiven in der Medizin- und Bioethik adressieren und diese Lücke im deutschsprachigen Raum schließen. Die Ziele der Arbeitsgruppe sind es herauszuarbeiten, was unter einer feministischen Medizinethik verstanden werden kann, feministisch-medizinethische Themenfelder abzustecken und sichtbar zu machen, Kompetenzen zu bündeln und Personen, die in diesem Themenfeld arbeiten, zusammen zu bringen. Feministische Perspektiven sollen dabei nicht nur mit Blick auf medizin- und bioethische Forschung, sondern auch mit Blick auf die Ethik-Lehre adressiert werden.
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Symptom checker applications (SCA) are accessible tools that provide early symptom assessment for users. Ethical, legal, and social implications of SCA, their impact on the patient-physician relationship, the health care providers and the health care system have sparsely been examined. We aim to investigate possible impacts and implications of SCA on different levels of health care provision. We will consider the perspectives of users, non-users, general practitioners and (international) health care experts. We aim to assess a comprehensive overview of the use of SCA and reveal problematic issues. Methods: The primary outcomes of this study are empirically informed, multi-perspective recommendations for different stakeholders on ethical, legal, and social implications of SCA. Quantitative and qualitative methods will be used in several consecutive and interconnected parts: Study part 1: survey that assess the user degree of SCA in Germany as well as predictors for SCA usage Study part 2: self-observational diary and user-interviews to assess the user perspectives, usage pattern and arising problems Study part 3a: GP interviews to assess their experiences, perspectives, self-image, and concepts Study part 3b: interviews with health care experts on potential impacts of SCA on the health care system
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Web: https://en.junge-medizinethik.de/ Twitter: @JMedizinethik