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Medical ethics course agenda 2020
6 CPD credits*
This course is for doctors who want to improve their understanding of the principles of bioethics and the philosophical principles underlying them.
Topics covered include:
In addition to didactic teaching, delegates will be encouraged to discuss the topics covered and related case studies.
This course complements the Medical law course. They are on consecutive days to make it easier for you to attend both courses if you would like to.
*This course has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.
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 Sissy Frank BA JD MD MRCGP
MDU medico-legal adviser
Sissy trained in law in the US graduating from Stanford University in 1990. She then changed careers and trained in medicine, obtaining an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1998 and completing her residency in paediatrics in 2001. She came to England in 2001 and completed further training in general practice, receiving her MRCGP in 2006. Before becoming a medico-legal adviser she worked as a GP partner in Kent.
Dr Kathryn Leask BSc (Hons) MBChB (Hons) LLB MA MRCPCH FFFLM DMedEth
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 exam. Kathryn is currently a member of the faculty's Training and Education Subcommittee.
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
Well organised. Informative
Comprehensive, interactive and informative