Jenny Kitzinger & Adrian Owen talked to Ian Sample from the Guardian for a forthcoming Guardian science podcast. The edited discussion will be launched in May or June alongside publication of Dr Owen's new book 'Into the Gray Zone' https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/
Law and Ethics Training day for Fairlie Healthcare neuro-rehab care centres
30 March 2017 - We are ran a training day for all staff on best interests decision-making and continuing/discontinuing life-prolonging treatment for patients in VS/MCS. The training addressed the Mental Capacity Act and the 'best interests' balance sheet, examined new case law, explored issues of ethics, communication and the practicalities of making court applications.
'Moral Status and the Golden Boy', Play, Radio 4 (14th March 2017)
Radio 4 broadcast a play exploring some philosophical ideas about the permanent vegetative state - informed by our work and briefings to the writer - but not how we would have done it! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08hnlxw
Conferences with London Quakers (28th Jaunary 2017) and with Frome Methodist Church (11th February)
We worked with partners to host two conference on end of life decision-making, the role of churches and ecumenical perspectives on ethics and theology. Panels addressed a wide range of issues, including diverse perspectives on treatment withdrawal and exploring advance decisions. We are currently working on similar events in Oxford for the end of April. (Tickets on eventbrite)
New publication: the role of IMCAs (in Nursing in Critical Care) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28247553