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Medical ethics course agenda
6 CPD credits
As you are aware the UK government has indicated that everyone in the UK should avoid non-essential travel and contact and we are following this advice. After careful consideration we have decided to cancel all face to face courses until further notice. When the situation changes we will update our website. In the meantime we are offering this as a virtual course.
This course is designed to focus your mind on ethical decision-making. There will be a mix of direct teaching, case studies and breakout sessions.
It is delivered over two morning sessions. If you can't make both dates please book when the course is rerun later in the year.
6 CPD credits will be accumulated over both sessions.
Medical ethics – part 1 – Friday 14 May 2021, 9:15am-1:45pm
Medical ethics – part 2 – Friday 21 May 2021, 9:15am-1:45pm
Medical ethics – part 1 – Wednesday 14 July, 9:15am-1:45pm
Medical ethics – part 2 – Wednesday 21 July, 9:15am-1:45pm
Medical ethics – part 1
Take a step back to contemplate slippery slopes, ethical culture and ethical change in a pandemic.
The first session covers:
Medical ethics – part 2
The final session will exercise your ethical thinking and provide the opportunity for debate within breakout groups.
The second session covers:
Dr Mike Roddis
BSc MB ChB MBA FRCPath
Director, MJ Roddis Associates Ltd.
Mike, a former pathologist, has worked as a medical director in the NHS and in the independent healthcare sector. He now works with NHS trusts and others to help them improve the performance of doctors. In particular, he works with individuals to improve their interpersonal and professional skills, and with teams of clinicians who seek help to improve their performance. He is an experienced investigator of conduct and capability issues in consultants, works as a consultancy adviser to the Royal College of Pathologists and sits on the advisory board of CORESS (a confidential reporting system for surgery).
RN, LLB (Hons), MA (Health Professional Education)
MJ Roddis Associates Ltd.
Now an independent consultant, Claire originally trained as an intensive care nurse and healthcare professional educator. More latterly, she studied law and qualified as a barrister. As a former associate director of the National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS), Claire has a particular interest in remediation, re-skilling and rehabilitation of individual healthcare professionals and the dynamics, culture and communication within teams. Before joining NCAS, Claire was head of fitness to practise at the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Dr Kathryn Leask BSc (Hons) MBChB (Hons) LLB MA MRCPCH FFFLM MRCPathME DMedEth
MDU medico-legal adviser
Kathryn has been a medico-legal adviser with the MDU since 2007 and is a team leader, trainer and mentor in the medical advisory department. Before joining the MDU, she worked in paediatrics gaining her MRCPCH in 2002 and did her specialty training in clinical genetics. She has an MA in Health Care Ethics and Law, a Bachelor of Law and a Professional Doctorate in Medical Ethics. She is also a fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine and has previously been an examiner and deputy chief examiner for the faculty. Kathryn is currently a member of the faculty’s training and education subcommittee and a member of the Royal College of Pathologists (medical examiner).
Dr Samantha Bell BSc MBBS MRCP MRCGP LLM
Dr Samantha Bell studied medicine at Guy's Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1992. After gaining MRCP she went on to train as a GP, gaining MRCGP in 2003. She obtained an LLM in Health Care Ethics and Law in 2015. She worked as a GP principal in Hertfordshire before joining the MDU as a medico-legal adviser in 2015.
Interesting and interactive course. Small group. Good overview of key ethical issues in medicine. Stimulated thought and discussion. Thank you for what was a very interesting and valuable day
I genuinely got a lot from this course. Many courses are done purely for the cpd points - this was not one of them and I will recommend it to colleagues
This is a very useful course that focuses this mind on ethical decision making.
informative and engaging. Gives you a good foundation on medical ethics along with interesting case discussions
Excellent and well structured.
Really excellent course. Interactive, thought provoking, relevant to practice. Right amount of academic and legal background balanced with clinical context and real life choices/pressures.
It was a well presented, interesting course, covering ethical philosophy to cases. Definitely worth a days study leave.
Essential subject preferably taken early in substantive post. Enjoyable , thought provoking and professionally presented.
enjoyable day. interesting. comprehensive coverage of general ethical principles applied to a wide range of settings
Very stimulating Good diverse range of topics covered
Well organised course. Highlighted the important issues in medical ethics. Small group discussions very useful
Clear and practical presentation in a vast field and managed to make me feel more confident at the end of the day