Provisional programme
Module 1 - Introductory Philosophical Theory
3 September 2021
TimeSessionPresenter
08.00‑08.30 Introduction to the course and each other Prof Raanan Gillon
08.30-09.00 Introduction to philosophical medical ethics Prof Raanan Gillon
09.00-09.30 Plenary discussion  
09.30‑10.00 Break  
10.00‑10.30 Theories of ethics concerned with rights and duties ('Deontological' Theories) Dr Piers Benn
10.30-11.00 Facilitated small group discussion  
11.00-11.30 Plenary feedback and discussion  
11.30‑12.30 Break  
12.30‑13.00 Theories of ethics concerned with maximising welfare ('Utilitarian' Theories) Dr Alya Khan
13.00-13.30 Facilitated small group discussion  
13.30-14.00 Plenary feedback and discussion  
14.00‑14.30 Break  
14.30‑15.00 Theories of ethics concerned with virtue ethics ('Virtue Ethics') Prof Alastair Campbell
15.00-15.30 Facilitated small group discussion  
15.30-16.00 Plenary feedback and discussion  
Introduction to Mining for Bankers
Module 2 - Some more Introductory Theory
10 September 2021
TimeSessionPresenter
08.00-08.30 A framework for ethical analysis - the 'four prinicples approaches' Prof Raanan Gillon
08.30-09.00 Facilitated small group discussion  
09.00-09.30 Plenary feedback and discussion  
09.30-10.00 Break  
10.00-10.30 Moral agency and it's scope: the whom or to what do we owe our moral obligations?
Life, awareness, human beings, persons, others?
Prof John Harris
10.30-11.00 Facilitated small group discussion  
11.00-11.30 Plenary feedback and discussion  
11.30-12.30 Break  
12.30-13.00 Religion and ethics in a pluralist society-how 'double effect' and 'acts & omissions' are relevant to
differences between killing & alloiwng to die
Prof David Albert Jones
13.00-13.30 Facilitated small group discussion  
13.30-14.00 Plenary feedback and discussion  
14.00-14.30
Break  
14.30-15.00 Ethics and the ‘Rule of Law’ - personal conscience and public expectations: the case of euthanasia Prof Sir Johnathan Montgomery
15.00-15.30 Facilitated small group discussion  
15.30-16.00 Plenary feedback and discussion  
Introduction to Mining for Bankers
Module 3 - Paternalism, truth telling and moral argument in medical practice
17 September 2021
TimeSessionPresenter
08.00-08.30 Paternalism and respect for autonomy in medicine Prof Emma Cave
08.30-09.00 Facilitated small group discussion  
09.00-09.30 Plenary feedback and discussion  
09.30-10.00 Break  
10.00-10.30 Thruth-telling in medicine Prof Roger Higgs
10.30-11.00 Facilitated small group discussion  
11.00-11.30 Plenary feedback and discussion  
11.30-12.30 Break  
12.30-13.00

Moral argument in the context of a particular case introduction

  • Course members are asked to bring their own case and be prepared to
    argue agains their own positions.
  • This facilitates the understanding of different types of moral argument 
    and of views opposed to their own. 
Prof Kenneth Boyed
13.00-13.30

Facilitated small group discussion: very brief case outlines from participants

 
13.30-14.30

Choice of case to be presented by each small group and development of an argument opposing the presenter’s position

 
14.30-15.00

Break

 
15.00-16.00

Presentations and analysis of the arguments

 
Introduction to Mining for Bankers
Module 4 - Some practical medical ethics issues: children, the ReSPECT conversation, a practical approach to clinical dilemmas, and a legal perspective on doctors - 'duty of care'
24 September 2021
TimeSessionPresenter
08.00-08.30 Children: ethical and legal Issues Dr Paquita de Zulueta
08.30-09.00 Facilitated small group discussion  
09.00-09.30 Plenary feedback and discussion  
09.30-10.00 Break  
10.00-10.30 The ReSPECT process: a paradigm shift in conversations about resuscitation Dr Zoe Fritz
10.30-11.00 Facilitated small group discussion  
11.00-11.30 Plenary feedback and discussion  
11.30-12.30 Break  
12.30-13.00 Practical aspects of clinical ethics Dr Wing May Kong
13.00-13.30 Facilitated small group discussion  
13.30-14.00 Plenary feedback and discussion  
14.00-14.30 Break  
14.30-15.00 Ethics, law and doctor's duty of care Dr Daniel Sokol
15.00-15.30 Facilitated small group discussion  
15.30-16.00 Plenary feedback and discussion  
Introduction to Mining for Bankers
Module 5 - Aspects of justice in medical practice
1 October 2021
TimeSessionPresenter
08.00-08.30 Justice and health care Prof James Wilson
08.30-09.00 Facilitated small group discussion  
09.00-09.30 Plenary feedback and discussion  
09.30-10.00 Break
10.00-10.30 Fair distribution of scarce resources- The NICE approach  Prof Richard Cookson
10.30-11.00 Facilitated small group discussion  
11.00-11.30 Plenary feedback and discussion  
11.30-12.30 Break  
12.30-13.00 Human rights and medical ethics Dr Julian Sheather
13.00-13.30 Facilitated small group discussion  
13.30-14.00 Plenary feedback and discussion  
14.00-14.30 Break  
14.30-15.00 Participant reflection on the course and its contents Participants and Prof Raanan Gillon
15.00-16.00

Facilitated small group reflections
Individual completion of course evaluation forms
Plenary final reflections