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Changing the image of cosmetic surgery: Patients before profit - Tuesday 17 October 2017

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To act as an open channel of communication between medical and other health professionals, as well as others concerned with issues relating to health and health service provision.

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Doctors, nurses, and a wide range of health professionals. Also welcomed: those with a professional interest in health matters, including ethicists, lawyers, journalists, academics, and managers from the private, public and voluntary sectors.

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Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section council, led by the Section President.

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Culture, religion and healthcare specialisation

Free for RSM members / £6 non-members

Dr David Misselbrook discusses religion and culture's impact on the way doctors operate in their medical fields.

34 minutes | Organised by: Open Section | Accreditation: 1 CPD point Watch lecture arrow

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An ethical framework for dealing with the moral hazards of commercialisation

Free for RSM members / £6 non-members

Professor Jill Maben discusses the link between staff and patient experience. Professor Adrian Walsh describes the main issues with the commercialisation of healthcare.

38 minutes | Organised by: Open Section | Accreditation: 1 CPD point Watch lecture arrow

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The Lewis Headley Public Lecture: A Balance of Opposites? Ethics, Judges and Minimally Conscious Patients by Professor Richard Huxtable, Professor of Medical Ethics & Law, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol

Tuesday 26 September 2017
Wellcome Collection, London

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