Filosofische Praktijk Moors

About Marleen

Marleen Moors (MPhil) is a Dutch philosopher and existential counselor. She has a private practice in Broekhuizen (Lb) and Amsterdam and is employed as an existential counselor at VieCuri Medical Center in Venlo, the Netherlands. Her areas of specialization are oncology and palliative care.
Marleen studied philosophy and religious studies at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (BA) and graduated on the late work of Martin Heidegger at the department of philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands (MPhil). Her areas of expertise are existentialism, existential phenomenology and metaphysics. After her graduation Marleen worked as a junior researcher at the department of medical humanities (specialization medical ethics) at University Medical Center Utrecht (2011-2012), where she worked on the ethically sound inclusion of palliative care patients in scientific research. Marleen previously taught philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy in Amsterdam (2010-2013) and at Fontys Institute of Applied Sciences (2014-2015), was philosophical counselor in Amsterdam, board member of the Dutch Society for Philosophy and Medicine (VFP) and co-editor of the Dutch-Flemish journal 'Filosofie'.

Marleen is a member of the Dutch Society for Philosophy and Practice (VFP), the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA), the Dutch Humanist Association (HV) and the Dutch Association for Psychosocial Oncology (NVPO).

Marleen is an interdisciplinary thinker. She seeks to obtain and connect ideas from philosophy, sociology, existential psychology and cultural anthropology. She has a fascination for the medical realm and what medicine in essence is. Currently she is conducting research after non-beneficial treatment in a palliative population with cancer, and which existential factors play a role. 

Academic interests: existential phenomenology, philosophy of culture, medicine and healthcare, palliative care, medical ethics, metaphysics and existential thought and therapeutic practice.

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