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Ethics: Do we still need it? IME 11th Annual Spring (Education) Conference

 

Institute of Medical Ethics

11th Annual Spring (Education) Conference

Ethics: Do we still need it?

Friday 3rd February 2017, Woburn House, London WC1H 9HQ

 

BOOKING NOW OPEN AT: http://ime.datawareonline.co.uk/Event-Booking/EventId/1022


With the greater prominence being given to professionalism in medical schools’ curricula, is there is any need for a distinct and separate ethics and law curriculum? Is it enough for undergraduate teaching to focus on the GMC’s ‘Tomorrow’s Doctors’ and ‘Achieving Good Medical Practice’? What is distinct about ethics, and how do we teach and integrate it? How do we teach ethics so that it is relevant to, and prepares students for, the experience they are likely to face once they are qualified doctors?  

Speakers will explore what professionalism means and whether ethics is subsumed by it, whether anything is lost if we subsume ethics teaching into professionalism, and the case for taking ethics to be a distinct and essential component of the curriculum that requires more than ensuring knowledge of, and compliance with, the GMC’s documents. In addition, they will address how medical ethics can be taught effectively, within the constraints of a crowded curriculum, and in order to prepare medical students for the realities of medical practice. Our speakers include academics and clinicians.

The IME is in the process of updating its core curriculum for medical ethics and law, which was last revised in 2009. There will be the opportunity for delegates to discuss and provide feedback on sections of the draft update, as well as exchange ideas on effective methods of teaching and integrating medical ethics and law.

The conference will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching medical students, whether academics or clinicians. Medical students themselves are welcome.

 


Programme

ETHICS: DO WE STILL NEED IT?

9.15-9.45

COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

 

9.45-10.00

Welcome and introduction to the conference

 

10.00-10.40

Prof Sam Leinster (UEA) – Is medical ethics part of or distinct from professionalism?

 

10.40-11.20

Dan Bromage (Junior Doctor) – Personal perspectives on learning and teaching ethics in practice

 

11.20-11.50

COFFEE

 

11.50-12.30

Julian Sheather (Deputy Head of Ethics, BMA) – Ethical issues most frequently raised by BMA members

 

12.30-13.00

Ruth Bromley (Manchester) – Forum Theatre as a method of teaching medical ethics

 

13.00-14.00

LUNCH (includes the opportunity to vote for the winner of the Mark Brennan Prize from student posters on display)

 

14.00-15.30

*Workshops on the IME’s updated core curriculum for medical ethics and law

 

15.30-16.00

Al Dowie (Glasgow) – The hidden curriculum

 

16.00-16.30

Wing May Kong (IME) – concluding remarks and awarding of Mark Brennan Prize

 

16.30-18.00

NETWORKING and DRINKS RECEPTION

 

 

*Delegates will be asked to select a workshop when registering for the conference. Coffee will be available in the discussion rooms.

Workshop topics:

Candour, truth and honesty

Justice and public health

Professionalism vs ethics

Decision-making and capacity

The context of modern medical practice

The end of life 

 



Call for Abstracts - IME Summer Conference 15 & 16 June 2017

The submission process this year will be online and this will be open mid November.

Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2017

Click here for details



IME Public Lecture - The first in a series

'Medical Ethics – a Challenge or Support for Professionals?'

by Duncan Wilson,

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester

This is the Lewis Headley Lecture and the first in a series of IME Public Lectures

As part of this free to attend event
The Very Revd Ted Shotter will be presented with the prestigious 2017
Henry Knowles Beecher Award from the Hastings Center

Friday 9th December 2016

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

5.00-5.30 Registration
5.30-6.45 Lecture and presentation
6.45 Drinks reception

For further information please email: contact@instituteofmedicalethics.org

Booking is NOW OPEN

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