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Advanced Ethics in Palliative and End of Life Care

As healthcare practitioners, we are faced with ethical dilemmas and difficult decisions on a daily basis. What to do when there is a conflict between what the patient wishes to do and what their family thinks should be done? How do we navigate a difference in opinion in our team about what a good death looks like? We must examine facts, balance alternatives and think through complex issues.

This conference will provide you with an opportunity to build your confidence, will enhance your skills and help you to develop strategies for dealing with difficult situations. By considering, discussing and debating a number of ethical dilemmas with others, you will increase your knowledge and learn how best to apply this knowledge and your enhanced skills in your practice.

Your employer will gain from this as you bring your enhanced skills back to your workplace, helping patient directly and also indirectly as you transfer knowledge and skills to your colleagues.

This conference builds on skills acquired by doctors on the Basic Ethics course (ASP conference on Ethics 20/21.01.2020). It is open to all but assumes that you have an interest in ethics and experience in practice.

Audience: Palliative care specialists (multi-disciplinary), healthcare practitioners with an interest in ethics, ethicists.

Location: St Anne's College, University of Oxford

Educational Credits: 6 CPD credits

Venue

Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, University of Oxford

Speakers

Chair: Professor Derek Willis
Derek Willis is Medical Director at Severn Hospice (Shropshire and Midwales) and an Honorary Chair at the University of Chester in Bioethics and Palliative Medicine. At present he is working in partnership with Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Hospital and Muscular Dystrophy UK to explore what palliative medicine provision should be for adult patients with Muscular Dystrophies? He has been part of a governmental review at the House of Lords concerning this.
Derek is both GP and Physician trained and has worked in New Zealand, the Midlands and the North East. He teaches Medical Ethics at three Universities and has a higher qualification as well as a research interest in the subject. He is academic rep on the WMCares research collaborative.
He is currently Treasurer of the APM and is on their Ethics Committee.

Confirmed Speakers:

 


1. Dr Idris Baker, Chair, Ethics committee, Association for Palliative Medicine
‘Fluid and artificial feeding guidelines – problems & strengths’

 


2. Professor Derek Willis, Vice-chair, Ethics Committee, Association for Palliative Medicine
‘Whose responsibility is it to know what is true in scientific papers?’

 


3. Professor Dominic Wilkinson, Director of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
‘What is a good death?’

 


4. Nigel Warburton, freelance philosopher, podcaster and writer
‘Personal identity’

 

5. TBC

Course Programme

Confirmed Speakers:
1. Nigel Warburton
Freelance philosopher, podcaster and writer
‘Personal identity’
2. Dr Idris Baker
Chair, Ethics committee, Association for Palliative Medicine
‘Fluid and artificial feeding guidelines – problems & strengths’
3. Professor Derek Willis
Vice-chair, Ethics Committee, Association for Palliative Medicine
‘Whose responsibility is it to know what is true in scientific papers?’
4. June Jones
Edge Hill University
Ethics of spiritual care
5. Professor Dominic Wilkinson
Director of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medical Ethics at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
‘What is a good death?’

Course Aims

Aim:
The conference aims to build your knowledge and skills in the field of ethics and aims to enable you to transfer your skills to clinical care

Objectives:
By attending the conference you will
• Have an opportunity to enjoy learning with your colleagues
• Develop your ability to apply knowledge gained to the management of clinical issues with ethical complexities to your practice
• Develop knowledge and skills to impact and support the decisions considered by your patients and those they love
• Be supported to bring your learning back to your organisation
• Have an opportunity to network with your peers

Key benefits include:
• A high standard of professional knowledge
• Excellent teaching
• Time for questions, discussion and building your networks
• Support to set educational goals for the coming year
• Superb value for money
• Experienced and enthusiastic administrative staff
• Focus on participants, not profit – any surplus ploughed back into education

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