Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg
Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg is a scholar at the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) and an associate professor of philosophy of education in the Department of Educational Studies with the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Ruitenberg is a faculty associate of the UBC Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice and a member of the Steering Committee of Critical Studies in Sexuality. Dr. Ruitenberg is author of Unlocking the World: Education in an Ethic of Hospitality (Paradigm, 2015), (co-)editor of three books, and has published widely in, for example, the Journal of Philosophy of Education, Studies in Philosophy and Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, and the Philosophy of Education yearbooks.
The focus of her work at CHES is in seeing, showing, and pursuing the conceptual and normative questions that arise in health professions education scholarship. These include, for example, the distinctions and overlaps between professionalism and ethics, the performativity of medical discourse, relational authority in the doctor-patient relationship, and conceptions of teaching in the health professions. In the summer of 2014 she joined the iEthics Working Group, which is developing an integrated ethics curriculum in the Health and Human Services programs at UBC.