Swiss Network of Ethics of Care

The Doctor, exhibited 1891; Sir Luke Fildes 1843-1927; Tate, Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894; Photography: © Tate, London 2017

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About the network

What is SNEC?

Founded in 2016, the Swiss Network of Ethics of Care (SNEC) provides scholars in Switzerland and abroad with a platform for exchange and collaboration within the field of ethics of care, especially in the context of the patient-healthcare professional relationship.


Aims of the Network

  • To foster awareness of the moral duty to care for the vulnerable in the healthcare context.

  • To support educational, research and policy initiatives aimed at promoting this goal.

  • To contribute to such initiatives through rigorous philosophical and interdisciplinary work.

  • To facilitate collaborative efforts among scholars in Switzerland and abroad in the field of ethics of care.


Key Activities

  • Research: SNEC serves as a documentation resource for researchers interested in the field of ethics of care

  • Meetings: SNEC organises international conferences within its scope of research.

  • Publishing: SNEC publishes in conference proceedings and journals the results of the Network’s collaborative research.


Membership to SNEC is free of charge and open to any researcher working on

related topics in Switzerland. To be added to the list of members, or for general

inquiries, please contact: 


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