• 1Oct

    1 day conference: the ethics of everyday practice in health and care

    The Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences, University of Southampton is holding a 1 day conference exploring the way ethical ideas inform and support every day practices in health and care.

    The event takes place on 21 January 2015 in central London.

    People who use services, practitioners, students, policy makers and academics are invited to contribute in a variety of ways: by submitting posters or papers, individually or as part of a round table discussion, forum theatre or panel debate; or as a delegate.

    Recent inquiries into poor healthcare have identified and reinforced the need to listen to each other, to share perspectives and decision making, and to challenge assumptions and opinions.

    Contributions to the event may provoke thinking around, but not be limited by, such shared concerns as: How can agreement between different views be reached in practical ways regarding what is best for someone? Can values be taught and/or measured in everyday interactions and situations – and what are the implications of seeking to do so? How are multiple or conflicting obligations negotiated and prioritised, in partnership with patients, families and across disciplines? In what ways do cultural and organisational norms or pressures influence personal decisions and behaviours? What kind of learning and education promotes the internalising of ethical standards, and supports the ability to speak up, and/or to act in ethical ways? How do laws, policies, and professional codes impact on individual practices, helpfully or unhelpfully?

    The keynote speakers for the conference are Richard Ashcroft, Hazel Biggs and Anya De Iongh.

    For full details, prices and to book you place click here.