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West Midlands BSRM: Workshop for Rehabilitation Medicine Consultants and Trainees


Ethical Dilemmas in Rehabilitation Medicine

West Midlands BSRM: Workshop for Rehabilitation Medicine Consultants, Trainees and our Allied Health Professional Colleagues

Organised by the Central England Rehabilitation Unit, Leamington Spa

10th May 2017


The Scarman Conference Centre

Warwick University, CV4 7SH

This day will build on our workshop focusing on the theoretical underpinnings of good ethical reasoning, and the critical appraisal of frameworks for ethics case consultation. The format will be interactive and use case discussions to enhance the application of theory to practice.

Chair: Prof Diane Playford President BSRM and Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine

Teaching and group facilitation will be run by Dr Anne Slowther, Associate Professor, Dr Mark Bratton, Barrister & Ethicist UHCW,

and Dr Raj Khurana, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine

Course enquiries Email:

Places are limited so please register early on the link below:


Learning outcomes:

To recognise ethical dilemmas in day to day rehabilitation practice.To be able to draw on ethical frameworks to analyse ethical issues,

and to determine a course of action.


9.00-9.30 Registration and coffee – lounge area  
9.30-9.45 Welcome & Introduction to the day   Raj Khurana - Cons Rehab Medicine CERU & UHCW ethics committee member
9.45-11.00 Ethical dilemmas encountered in rehabilitation practice + dilemma games   Diane Playford - President BSRM &Cons Rehab Medicine
11.00-11.20 Morning Beverages: Tea / Coffee lounge area  
11.20-12.20 Ethical concepts, ethical principles, and ethical reasoning   Mark Bratton - Barrister & Ethicist UHCW
12.20-1.00 Ethical frameworks in clinical practice   Anne Slowther - Ethicist WMS & UHCW Trust
1.00-1.45 Lunch- Lakeview restaurant  
1.45-2.30 Small group case discussions using frameworks   Facilitated by All speakers
2.30-3.00 Feedback from case discussions   Facilitated by All speakers
3.00-3.20 Afternoon Beverages: Tea / Coffee  
3.20-4.45 Ethical and legal perspectives on withholding CANH in disorders of consciousness (PVS and MCS)   Mark Bratton & Raj Khurana
4.45-5.00 Closing remarks and evaluation