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Introduction to Clinical Ethics

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This two-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to clinical ethics for new and potential members of clinical ethics committees – professionals from any background or speciality, and lay members.


Why study this course?

By the end of the course you will be able to identify and articulate ethical issues in clinical scenarios, and discuss these with reference to ethical principles and theories using different frameworks. You will leave with a greater understanding of the complexities of determining best interests and a clear understanding of your own obligations in relation to General Data Protection Rules and confidentiality. You will also have an appreciation of the processes of clinical ethics decision-making and a better sense of how the different perspectives of those involved can be reconciled.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone who is a new member of a clinical ethics committee, or who is considering joining or establishing a clinical ethics committee

Course content

  • Systems and processes for clinical ethics committees
  • Appreciating different perspectives in a case consultation
  • Data protection and confidentiality in clinical ethics committees
  • Best interests
  • Introduction to ethical theories and principles
  • Frameworks for decision-making in clinical ethics
  • Promoting your CEC within your trust

You will also have an appreciation of the processes of clinical ethics committees and a better sense of how the different perspectives of those involved in clinical ethics decision making can be reconciled.

How will I learn?

The content will be delivered by interactive lectures, small group exercises and workshops centred on a range of clinical scenarios.

Programme

Day one

  • 9.00am - 10.00am: Registration and coffee, introductions

  • 10.00am - 11.00am: Systems and processes for clinical ethics committees (Anne-Marie Slowther)

  • 11.00am – 12.00pm: Appreciating different perspectives in a case consultation (Anne-Marie Slowther)

  • 12.15pm – 1.00pm: Data protection and confidentiality in clinical ethics committees (Heather Draper)

  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 2.00pm – 2.45pm: Promoting your CEC within your trust (Anne-Marie Slowther)

  • 3.00pm – 4.30pm: Best interests workshop (Heather Draper)

  • 4.30pm – 4.45pm: Wrap up and depart

Day two

  • 9.30am – 11.30am: Introduction to ethical theories and principles (Heather Draper)
  • 11.45am – 1.00pm: Frameworks for decision-making in clinical ethics (Greg Moorlock)
  • 1.00pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm: Case discussion workshop (Heather Draper and Anne-Marie Slowther)
  • 3.45pm – 4.30pm: Feedback and discussion with facilitators on the cases (Heather Draper and Anne-Marie Slowther)
  • 4.30pm – 4.45pm: Evaluation and depart

Key Facts

Contact:

Cheryl Grantham / Eva Mussio / Claire Runaghan

Email: pgt-portfolio1@warwick.ac.uk

Tel: 02476 574263

Duration: Two days

Location: University of Warwick

Dates: 29 - 30 January 2020

Course director: Prof Heather Draper/ Prof Anne-Marie Slowther

Fees: £300 (includes coffee, tea and lunch)

Register: Please complete our online registration form.