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Professor Karen Forbes

Professor Karen Forbes

Professor Karen Forbes
Ed D, MB ChB

Professorial Teaching Fellow in Palliative Medicine

Bristol Oncology Centre,
Horfield Road, Bristol BS2 8ED
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+44 (0) 117 342 3507

Summary

Quality of end-of-life care within hospital settings

How students and junior doctors learn to deal with death and dying

Biography

Karen is a Professorial Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol and a consultant in Palliative Medicine at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust.  Half of her sessions are clinical and half are devoted to teaching and research.  She is the lead for the firth year medical undergraduate course, runs the fifth year medical undergraduate teaching in Oncology and Palliative Medicine and the University of Bristol’s Masters programme in Palliative Medicine.  She is 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.  She is involved in research around the influence of care of the dying pathways on patient care, whether attitudes can be assessed and taught using e-learning and how medical students learn about death and dying.

Teaching

Medical undergraduate - predominantly year 5

MSc in Palliative Medicine

Keywords

  • end-of-life
  • teaching and learning
  • death and dying
  • medical education

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.

  • palliative care
  • end-of-life care
  • medical education
  • undergraduate medical education
  • postgraduate medical education
  • Memberships

    Organisations

    Bristol Medical School (PHS)

    Other sites

    Recent publications

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