Dr. Karmele Olaciregui is undergoing Neurology training in the Epileptology Department of Bonn University Hospital (Bonn, Germany) and reading for the MSt in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. After completing her undergraduate studies in Physical Therapy in 2009 and obtaining her medical degree in 2015, she began her training in Neurology at Aachen University Hospital (Aachen, Germany). In 2019 she defended her doctoral thesis on the discriminative value of biomarkers in the differential diagnosis of transient disorders of consciousness, and began subspecialty training in order to obtain diplomas in EEG and Epileptology. She divides her time between clinical work and research, focusing on neurophysiology of epilepsy, non-epileptic seizures, neurostimulation and outcomes in epilepsy surgery. She is interested in the intersection between neurology and philosophy, especially neuroethics, neuroprediction, and disorders of consciousness. Other interests include end of life issues and epilepsy awareness.
The Use of Advance Directives in Specialized Care Units: A Focus Group Study With Healthcare Professionals in Madrid.