Empirical Bioethics - Two Day Training Course
9 May 2018, 9.00 AM - 10 May 2018, 5.00 PM
Course organiser: Dr Jonathan Ives
Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS
The Centre for Ethics in Medicine is offering a two day training course in empirical bioethics, primarily aimed at early career researchers (PhD students, post-doctoral researchers) who are undertaking, or wish to learn more about undertaking, empirical bioethics research.
This course will help you to
- Understand the development of empirical bioethics;
- Critically engage with key challenges involved in undertaking empirical bioethics research;
- Critically engage with key epistemological and meta-ethical debates in empirical bioethics;
- Develop your awareness and understanding of a range of empirical bioethics methodologies;
- Apply methodological insights to your own work.
- £420 (including lunches and refreshments)
- Dr Jonathan Ives
- Prof Richard Huxtable
- Prof Jackie Leach Scully
- Dr Michael Dunn
- Dr Giles Birchley
We will cover the following topics (exact programme tbc)
- Group work: challenges and questions
- Introduction to empirical bioethics - what is it and why do we need it?
- Methods in empirical bioethics: dialogical vs. consultative
- Stories from the field (Presentations from EB researchers, giving personal accounts of how they went about developing their own EB research)
- Interdisciplinarity: Essential component or necessary evil?
- Empirical rigour in empirical bioethics
- Planning an empirical bioethics project: key questions
- Planning your empirical bioethics project: Individual and group work
- Presenting empirical bioethics research – standards and challenges
- Q&A with presenters