4th Annual primary care ethics conference: Ethics education and lifelong learning


Wednesday 30 April 2014


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section


5 CPD points

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about this event

The meeting aims to be 4th annual event which has as its main aim the creation and maintenance of a body of knowledge and a community of scholars and practitioners engaged in the ethics of primary healthcare

This meeting will bring together academics, educators, practitioners, ethicists and managers and others involved in the planning and delivery of primary care in an interdisciplinary event which will explore the ethical choices that clinicians make every day in commonplace situations.

The objectives for the meeting are:
- To define what ethical issues arise in primary care
- To seek to make explicit some of the implicit assumptions, choices and values expressed by clinicians
- To look specifically at current professional and public concerns concerning ethics education in the primary healthcare workforce
- To discuss existing and future research in this area, including how such research may be supported
- To provide a forum where delegates who are involved in research education and/or practice can share experience and expertise


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.10 am

Chair's welcome

Dr Andrew Papanikitas, President, Open Section, RSM and Tutor/Facilitator in Ethics and Clinical Communication Skills, King's College London

10.20 am

Professor WG Irwin and the history of medical education: From general practice to medical ethics

Dr Nathan Emmerich, Queen's University Belfast

11.00 am

An overview of ethics education in general practice

Dr John Gillies, Chair, RCGP Scotland

11.40 am

Discussion: Ethics and primary care curricula

12.10 pm

Tea and coffee break

An opportunity to view posters


12.30 pm

1. Inside the RCGP Ethics Committee: What ethics education and support is needed?

Dr Dennis Cox, RCGP Ethics Committee
Chair: Dr Andrew Papanikitas

2. The assessment of ethics education

Dr Kim Stillman, GP Trainer, Canterbury
Chair: Dr Peter Toon, GP, Canterbury

3. Having fun with ethics education: A show and tell

Dr John Gillies
Chair: Dr Deborah Swinglehurst, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary, University of London

4. The humanities of primary care ethics education

Dr John Spicer, Director of GP Education and Head of GP School, London Deanery
Chair: Dr Paquita de Zulueta, Imperial College London

1.30 pm


An opportunity to view posters

2.30 pm

Conceptions of fatherhood - how can interdisciplinary research inform ethics education?

Dr Jonathan Ives, Senior Lecturer, Medicine, Ethics, Society and History, Birmingham University


3.20 pm

Discussion: Qualities of my role model

3.50 pm

Role models and ethics education, a virtues approach

Dr Paquita de Zulueta

Healthcare knowledge transfer

4.20 pm

The power of film in healthcare communications

Mr Marcus Dillistone, Film Director, Glory Films Company/Healthcare Knowledge Transfer

4.50 pm


5.10 pm

Vote of thanks

Dr Andrew Papanikitas

5.15 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

6.00 pm

Optional dinner

For pre-registered delegates only

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For information on this event, contact Gemma LambTel: 020 7290 3856 Fax: 02072902989 Email: gp@rsm.ac.uk arrow