Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard Knox

Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard Knox

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. in Medicine, Culture and Society, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,  University of Copenhagen, 2015
  • Mag.art. in Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, 1998
  • Cand. mag. in Philosophy and Drama, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, 1993
  • Exam. art. in Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, 2001
  • Diploma in Philosphical Practice, University of Oslo and the Norwegian Society of Philosophical Practice & certified Socratic facilitator, the Norwegian Society of Philosophical Practice, 2009

 

Before Jeanette came to the Section for Health Services Research, she taught for a long time at different departments and universities (especially at the University of Copenhagen, DIS and St. Olaf College in the United States) as well as at university colleges (especially at SUND / Kleo UCC). Simultaneously, she worked with independent research projects, especially in the field of health care and has been affiliated with different research centers (Center for Ethics and Law and Søren Kierkegaards Research Center). She has previously worked as a dramaturg and assistant stage director in an American based theater company in Paris and as a counselor in the Danish Psychiatry Foundation.

 

Affiliations

Member of the Clinical Ethics Committee for Pediatrics, the Juliane Marie Center, the University Hospital, Copenhagen (2012-)

Member of the Board for The Danish Society for Clinical Ethics (2012-2018, vice-chairman 2014-2018)

Member of the Board for The Danish Society for Philosophical Practice (2006-2018, chairman 2011-2018) 

Member of the Steering Committee for the Nordic Network for Narratives in Medicine (2016-)

Member of the Steering Committee for Nordic Network of Kierkegaard Research (2011-2016)

 

Research Studies and Visits after 1998:

Pilotproject with professor Rita Charon on the use of Socratic dialogue among doctors and staff (current). Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics (The Narrative Medicine Program), the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, USA - 2019

Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics (The Narrative Medicine Program), the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, USA - 2018

Department of Medical Humanities, Free University of Amsterdam (VUmc), Holland - 2014

Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California, USA - 2014

Center for Biomedical Ethics & Humanities, University of Virginia, VA & Center for Clinical Ethics samt forskning på Bioethics Research Library, both at Georgetown University, Washington D. C., USA – 2010

The Ethics Committee, the University of Minnesota Medical Center/Fairview & Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, USA - 2006.

Center for Bioethics, Columbia University, New York; Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania; Center for Clinical Ethics & The Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA - 2003.

Fellowship, The Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College, MN, USA - 1999.

 

Selected publications

Books

  • Di Nucci, Thybo Jensen & Knox (eds.): 8 cases i medicinsk etik. Munksgaard, 2020.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: Requiem for the Living, a collection of poems. No Frills Buffalo Publishing, 2018.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: Thinking in Action, Re-thinking Life. Socratic Dialogue with People in Cancer Rehabilitation, Dissertation, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 2015
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard & Friis, Jan Kyrre Berg (eds.): 5 Questions: Philosophical Practice, Forlaget Automatic Press, 2013
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard Knox & Sørensen, Merete (eds.): Filosofisk Praksis i sundhedsarbejde. Frydenlund, 2011
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: Er døden en regnbue? A childrens book. Illustrator Pia Thaulov. Frydenlund, 2011 (published in Czech in 2017 at Cesta Domu)
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: At tænke er at gå på opdagelse. Om at filosofere med børn. Frydenlund, 2011 (published in Czech in 2017 at Cesta Domu)
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: Etisk konsultation på neonatalklinikken på Rigshospitalet – en rapport; København: neonatalkliniken, Rigshospitalet, 2010
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: Gabriel Marcel - Håbets filosof, fortvivelsens dramatiker. Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2003
  • Broberg, Margareta & Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard (eds.): Dignity. Ethics and Law. International bibliografi. Center for Ethics and Law, 1999
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: The Resurrection of the Self in Silence. A Kierkegaardian Critique of the Modern and Postmodern Approach to the Human Self. Dissertation, the Department of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 1998.

Translations

  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: English translation of Begrebet Angst hos Søren Kierkegaard by Arne Grøn, Gyldendal, 1993: The Concept of Anxiety in Søren Kierkegaard, Mercer University Press, 2008
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: Danish translation of Donner la mort by Jacques Derrida, Métailié-Transition, 1992: Dødens gave, Anis 2007

Book chapters/prefaces

  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard; Di Nucci & Thybo Jensen: "Forord" (preface), in 8 cases i medicinsk etik. Munksgaard (an antology), 2020.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "At behandle i grænselandet mellem liv og død." In the anthology 8 Cases in Medical Ethics. Munksgaard. 2020.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "The Wisdom in Tragedy: Building a Flourishing Life in the Face of Hardship," in New Frontiers in Philosophical Practice, ed. Lydia Amir. Cambridge Scholars, 2017.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Socratic Dialogue in a Dramatic Setting," in The Socratic Handbook. Methods and Manuals for Philosophical Practice and Applied Ethics, ed. Michael Noah Weiss. Lit Publishing, 2015
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: ”At plante virkeligheden i tanken og nære frihedens ånd,” in Filosoffen på arbejde. En introduktion til anvendt filosofi, Forlaget Mindspace, 2013
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: Preface to 5 Questions: Philosophical Practice, an anthology. Automatic Press, 2013
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard & Sørensen, Merete: Preface to Filosofisk praksis i sundhedsarbejde, an anthology. Frydenlund, 2011
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: ”Den dødeliges alvorlige betragtning – en tentativ skitse til eksistentiel rehabilitering,” in Filosofisk praksis i sundhedsarbejde, Frydenlund, 2011
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: ”Medicinsk etik i praksis: refleksioner over og erfaringer med etisk konsultation på en neonatalklinik” in Filosofisk praksis i sundhedsarbejde, Frydenlund, 2011
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: ”Gabriel Marcel: The Silence of Truth,” i Kierkegaard’s Influence on Existentialism, vol. 9 in the series Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Ashgate, ed. Jon Stewart, 2011
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: “Moliére: An Existential Vision of Authenticity in Man Across Time,” in Kierkegaard and the Renaissance and  Modern Traditions, vol. 5, tome III in the series Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Ashgate, ed. Jon Stewart, 2009
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: Preface to the translation of Dødens gave (Donner la mort) by Jacques Derrida, ANIS 2007
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: Preface for the bibliography Dignity. Ethics and Law, Center for Ethics and Law, University of Copenhagen, 1999

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "The Ethics Laboratory: A Dialogical Practice for Moral Deliberations in Cross-Fields," submitted.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Kierkegaard, Cancer and Narrative: The Concrete Drama of Sophia's Self-Becoming," accepted for publication.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "The Vitality of Mortality: Being-towards-Death and Long-term Survivorship," i Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, online 2. juni 2020. DOI: 10.1093/jmp/jhaa010
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Stories of Despair: a Kierkegaardian Read of Suffering and Selfhood in Survivorship," in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 23(1), 61-72, 2020 (online May 2019).
  • Boelsbjerg, Hanne Bess & Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard & Hansen, Helle Ploug: "At digte om døden - fra forskning til folkelig formidling". I Omsorg, nr. 4, 2019.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Developing a novel approach to existential suffering in cancer survivorship through Socratic dialogue," in Psycho-Oncology, vol. 27, issue 7, pp. 1865-1867. DOI: 10.1002/pon.4750, 2018.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Cancer Survivor Responses to Socratic Dialogue: An Explorative Study of the Experiences with Participation in an Innovative Intervention," in Tidsskrift for Forskning i Sygdom og Samfund, årgang 14, nr. 27, 127-144, 2017.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Ethical Competence Training for Members on Clinical Ethics Committees (CEC): Experiences from Denmark," in International Journal of Ethics Education, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 203-213, 2017.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Facing Life after Facing Death: The Moral Occasion of Cancer," in Philosophical Practice, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2016.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Staging and Performing Dialogue: Employing the Theater Metaphor as a Methodological Strategy for Facilitating a Socratic Dialogue Group," in Journal Of Humanities Therapy, Vol. 6, No. 2, December 2015.
  • Uldall, Andersen, Greisen, Hagelund Hansen, Holte Kofoed, Bresson Ladegaard Knox, Nabe-Nielsen, Petersen, Ploug & Sehested: "Landets første klinisk etiske komite for pædiatri," in Ugeskrift for Læger, 177: V10140579, 2015.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard & Svendsen, Mette Nordahl: "Authoring Experience: The Significance and Performance of Storytelling in Socratic Dialogue with Rehabilitating Cancer Patients," in Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, No. 18, vol. 3, 2015.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Hverdagens Etik," in Månedsskrift for Almen Praksis, 04 april 2015.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Sculpting Reflection and Being in the Presence of Mystery: Perspectives on the Act of Philosophizing in Practice with People Recovering from Cancer," in HASER International Journal on Philosophical Practice, No. 6, 2015.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "The 4C Model: A Reflective Tool for the Analysis of Ethical Cases at the NICU, The University Hospital Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet", in Clinical Ethics, vol. 9(4), 2014.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "Being in Dialogue with Colleagues and Clinics across Countries," in EASME Newsletter: European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics, no. 37, September 2014.
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: “Philosophy as the Art of Living. Situating the Method of Socratic Dialogue within a Framework of ”Care of the Self””, in HASER International Journal on Philosophical Practice, No. 5, 2014
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: "The Exigency of Being Parrhèsiastic: On Truth-telling in Socratic Dialogue Groups with Survivors of Cancer," in Journal Of Humanities Therapy, Vol. 4 December 2013
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: “Some Remarks About the French Reception of Kierkegaard’s Philosophical Fragments,” in Kierkegaard Studies. Yearbook 2004, eds. Cappelørn, Deuser & Stewart, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin & New York, 2004
  • Knox, Jeanette Bresson Ladegaard: “Transcender la Transcendance. Une critique kierkegaardienne du projet de Luc Ferry,” in Kierkegaardiana 22,  C. A. Reitzels, 2002

Dissemination

  • "Af cancer og Covid-19 kan vi lære at slippe kontrollen", feature article in Kristeligt Dagblad May 15th, 2020. Co-written with Lotte Seheim.
  • "Narrativ medicin: et stærkt svar på øget dehumanisering", Op-Ed in Dagens Medicin April 7th, 2017. Co-written with Anders Juhl Rasmussen.
  • "Etik er kommet for at blive", feature article in Kristeligt Dagblad October 3, 2016. Co-written with the board of the Danish Society for Clinical Ethics. 
  • ”Er jeg stadig mig selv, hvis jeg får et andet navn?l” in the magazine Skolestart, vol. 43. March, 2013
  • ”Det undersøgte liv i klasselokalet,” feature article in Kristeligt Dagblad May 11, 2011
  • ”Medicin for sjælen. Kræftramte filosoferer sammen,” feature article in Kristeligt Dagblad, November 26, 2009
  • ”Den tragiske livsførsel,” feature article in Kristeligt Dagblad, November 22, 2008
  • ”Hospitaler mangler en etisk praksis,” feature article in Kristeligt Dagblad, August 13, 2007
  • ”Danmark kan lære af hospitalsetikken i USA,” feature article in Kristeligt Dagblad, January 13, 2007
  • ”Filosofisk omsorg for patienten,” feature article in Berlingske Tidende, October 8, 2006
  • “Samtalens kompas - giv hjælp til livets grænseløse valg,” kronik i Berlingske Tidende, den 2. april 2004
  • ”Grænsernes etik,” interview with Peter Kemp in the magazine SALT, 13/2, 2004
  • “En død filosof - en levende filosofi: Gabriel Marcel,” feature article in Kristeligt Dagblad, October 7, 2003

 

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Associate Professor

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