Clinical ethics training day – one day course

30 April 2019, 9.00 AM - 30 April 2019, 4.00 PM

The Centre for Ethics in Medicine is offering a one-day training course for members of hospital clinical ethics committees and others involved or interested in clinical ethics. It is run by members of the faculty from the University of Bristol's Centre for Ethics in Medicine. It is designed to appraise attendees of current developments and debates in clinical ethics, bioethics and medical law, provide a practical introduction/refresher to ethical theory, and facilitate learning through case studies and open forum discussion.
A two-course lunch is provided, with regular refreshments.

This course will help you to:
Critically engage with some topical debates in clinical ethics;
Develop your awareness and understanding of ethical theories;
Use theory to gain insights into difficult cases;

When: Tuesday 30th April 2019
Cost: £200


9.00am-9.15am: Registration (with coffee/tea)
9.15am-9.45am: The Practice and Process of Clinical Ethics Support, Prof. Richard Huxtable and Dr Zuzana Deans
9.45am-10.30am: Deciding Children’s Best Interests after Charlie Gard, Dr Giles Birchley
10.30am-10.45am: Coffee/Tea and Pastries
10.45am-11.30am: Resolving Disputes after Charlie Gard, Louise Austin
11.30am-12.15am: Ethical Disputes: Moral Distress and Moral Residue, Dr Jonathan Ives
12.15pm-1.00pm: Lunch
Supported Learning: Cases and Theoretical Perspectives
1.00pm-2.00pm Small Group Discussions, facilitated by Centre for Ethics in Medicine Faculty
2.00pm-2.15pm Coffee/Tea and Biscuits
2.15-3.30pm Plenary: What Does Theory Offer Clinical Cases?  Chair: Prof. Richard Huxtable
Feedback from small groups, followed by panel presentations on theory and audience discussion. Panellists: Dr Stamatina Liosi (Deontology), Dr Jon Ives (Consequentialism), Dr Giles Birchley (Virtue Ethics)
3.30pm Closing summary, Dr Giles Birchley
4.00pm Close

Contact information

Registration for this course is now open.  Click here to book a place.

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