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Everyday ethics in palliative care

Ethical challenges arise daily in the delivery of specialist palliative care, but there is limited evidence regarding their range and nature. Understanding these is crucial in ensuring training and support is focused, effective, and relevant to time-pressed professionals.

Dr Schofield will use data from a systematic review, and a qualitative interview study exploring real world ethical challenges reported by palliative care practitioners in Uganda, to highlight the breadth and contextual nature of day-to-day challenges in palliative care. Dr Schofield will explore the implications of these findings on practice, and future educational and support programmes for palliative care, before examining the role of data in bioethics research more broadly.

About the speakers

Dr Guy Schofield is a palliative medicine physician and visiting senior research associate at the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol. His research interests focus on everyday ethics, postgraduate ethics education, bioethics methodology, and global health. His PhD explored practitioner reported ethical challenges within specialist palliative care in Uganda. 

About the seminar series 

The Cicely Saunders Institute Open Seminar Series events are free to attend.

This seminar is worth CPD (1 credit) pending from the Royal College of Physicians.

The series aim is to optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation. We facilitate seminars to assist in improving practice, education and policy, and the integration of research and clinical endeavours.