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British Psychological Society, Faculty of Psychology of Older People National Conference 2017, Durham,  12- 13 July 2017

Workshop:  "Death is an awfully big adventure":  Cath Burley, Celia Kitzinger & Sarah Ronaghan.  

British Psychological Society Qualitative Methods in Psychology Annual Conference, Aberystwyth 5-7 July 2017

Celia Kitzinger gave a Keynote address on 6 July focusing on the qualitative methodologies used and the impact of the work of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre. 

Critical Physiotherapy Network Cardiff Colloquium

5th July 2017: Julie Latchem presented 'Identifying bodies: challenges in maintaining anonymity in ethnographic research' at the Critical Physiotherapy Network Cardiff Colloquium

e-learning, medicine and ethics: ‘To tech, or not to tech, is that the question?

4th July 2017 CDoC members Dr Geraldine Hastings and Julie Latchem presented on: 'Students as co-producers for inter-professional education (IPE) multimedia learning resources at Cardiff University’s Centre for Innovation Learning & Teaching Conference

Death & Dying: Exploring Christian perspectives conferences

Speaking at conferences on death and dying: York, 1st July 2017 See here for further information about the initiative as a whole and updates

UK Central Ethics Network

June 2017. Wegave a plenary talk on the minimally conscious state at the 17th UKCEN Annual Conference,  at the Royal Liverpool Institution . The theme of this year's conference is 'Family Matters' 

Coma and Consciousness Touring Arts

Exhibition2017 - Our exhibition on  'Coma and Consciousness' has toured sites across the UK (e.g. to art galleries, conferences, care homes, medical schools, community centres and churches). In 2017 the tour includes Quaker Meeting house in  London, and venues in Frome, York, and Oxford. Look out for further details of the  venues - or send an enquiry if you would be interested in hosting any part of the exhibition.

The 12th Barts Health Bereavement Conference 

Celia Kitzinger talked about "Family Experience of Bereavement when a Relative is in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness" The 12th Barts Health Bereavement Conference  Monday 12th June 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm Venue: Perrin Lecture Theatre, RLH To book a place on the day contact:  peter.southern@bartshealth.nh

MCA and Disability Research Symposium - University of York

26th May 2017 -  Julie Latchem spoke at this symposium, presenting her paper on 'Troubling researcher-led recruitment: the self-selection of brain injured adults who lack capacity to consent' 

Recorded 'Roundtable' with Dr Adrian Owen about science and consciousness for the Guardian Science podcast 

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


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.

Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on End of Life

28 March Celia Kitzinger spoke to the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on End of Life issues 

Moral Status & the Golden Boy'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!

C3RI8RtWcAY30Rd.jpg-largeConferences 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)

Screenshot 2017-02-21 09.29.17New publication: the role of IMCAs  (in Nursing in Critical Care)