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Name Professor Karen Forbes
Job title Professorial Teaching Fellow in Palliative Medicine
Department Bristol Medical School (PHS) University of Bristol
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Qualifications MB,ChB(Birm), FRCP
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Member Standing Advisory Committee, Palliative Medicine, Royal College of Physicians
Specialty lead, Specialty Certificate Exam in Palliative Medicine, Royal College of Physicians
Member, Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Member, Association for Palliative Medicine
Member, Royal Society of Medicine, Palliative Care Forum
Editor, 'Palliative Medicine'
Member, Editorial Board, Clinical Oncology
Keywords palliative care
end-of-life care
medical education
undergraduate medical education
postgraduate medical education
Areas of expertise I am a consultant in Palliative Medicine. Half of my sessions are clinical and half are devoted to teaching and research. I am lead for the fifth year medical undergraduate course, run the medical undergraduate teaching in Oncology and Palliative Medicine and ran the University’s Masters programme in Palliative Medicine until 2013.

I am an honorary lecturer at the University’s Centre for Ethics in Medicine, a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee on Palliative Medicine for the Joint Royal Colleges Physicians’ Training Board and the specialty lead for the Specialty Certificate Examination in Palliative Medicine.

I am involved in research around the influence of care of the dying pathways on patient care, whether attitudes about end-of-life care can be assessed and taught using e-learning and how medical students learn to care for patients who are very ill and will die.