Coma, Consciousness and Serious Brain Injury Symposium - Medical Humanities and Decision-making
A symposium organised by Professor Jenny Kitzinger of Cardiff University with the support of the Wellcome Trust was held on September 8th and 9th 2011.
Presentations and Talks included:
- The Mental Capacity Act and the law re decision-making (Prof. Luke Clements)
- Independent Mental Capacity Advocates’ experiences of decision-making (Ms. Sue Lee)
- Family experiences’ of decision-making (Prof. Jenny Kitzinger and Prof. Celia Kitzinger)
- The MCA and decision-making in intensive care (Prof. David Menon)
- A neurosurgeon’s perspective on decision-making (Mr. Richard Hatfield)
- The role and powers of the Court of Protection (District Judge Gordon Ashton)
- The principles of Autonomy – a philosopher’s perspective (Prof. Wayne Martin)
- Best Interests: definition and debates – a bioethicist’s perspective (Prof. Bobbie Farsides)
- Translating science, medicine and technology into ethical practice (Prof. Clare Williams)
- The challenges for economic evaluation in the area of coma and consciousness (Prof. Nancy Devlin)
- The MCA and developing RCP guidelines on the treatment of people with disorders of consciousness (Prof. Lynne Turner Stokes)
- Medical Ethics and decision-making from the perspective of the British Medical Association (Dr. Julian Sheather)
Following the symposium this secure discussion area was established to allow the delegates to continue their discussions. The forum uses Google Groups. The group was set-up and is administered by the school's Web Content Officer.