5 x 1-Day Professional Training on Saturdays at Imperial College London
March - June 2012
The UK's first professional course in clinical ethics. No prior knowledge of academic medical ethics or moral philosophy needed.
Now in its sixth year the course is aimed at practising clinicians and members of CECs, focusing entirely on clinical ethics and practical decision-making. Many of the speakers are both clinicians and ethicists. The convenient arrangement of modules, each falling on a Saturday at roughly monthly intervals, will enable delegates to apply their knowledge in between sessions and attend the course without taking time off work.
Day 1: Clinical Ethics in Theory and Practice (3 March)
Day 2: Autonomy Issues in Clinical Ethics (24 March)
Day 3: Ethical Issues at the End of Life and the Role of Context in Clinical Practice (28 April)
Day 4: Law and Justice in Clinical Practice (26 May)
Day 5: Sustaining Professional and Ethical Practice in the Clinical Environment (23 June)
The course aims to provide clinicians with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make deliberated and ethical decisions in their everyday practice, and to articulate (both to themselves and others) the reasoning behind their decisions. It should provide participants with an understanding of the main ethical issues in clinical practice, as well as the analytic tools to perform an in-depth ethics case analysis and to assist colleagues in their ethical decision-making.