Ethical Decision Making

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Suitable for:

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals

Format: Face-to-Face

This course is delivered across the UK by trained members of the public and people affected by cancer. To find out where and when, please register your interest.

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Please Note: Please ensure you have the required equipment to take part; please join 10-15minutes before the start time and if you are sent pre-work please ensure this is completed in good time before the session as you may not be able to attend the virtual workshop without completing it

DO NOT USE This study session has been designed to help Macmillan professionals share a common language for talking about ethics in their work. Learning about ethical principles is done while debating topical ethical issues from different angles. Participants will work with colleagues to tackle a range of realistic case studies, consciously using ethical concepts and frameworks to explore all aspects of the problem and identify possible solutions. Participants will be provided with a workbook containing ethical scenarios and research literature to support their own learning, and to share with colleagues

Anyone working as a regulated professional is subject to the same professional ethical requirements.

By the end of this 3 hour virtual classroom workshop we aim to help you:

  • Understand basic principles of healthcare ethics (e.g. four principles approach)
  • Explore the concept of ‘informed consent’ from an ethical perspective.
  • To understand the professional and statutory duties of candour and how they interact.
  • Explore how ethical principles can be applied to complex cases in cancer care.

    Macmillan professionals possess valuable experience of managing ethical dilemmas in cancer care but without a clear conceptual framework it can be difficult to pin own the source of unease, settle on a plan of action, put ethical reasons into words, or identify the different ways people are thinking when teams have to tackle new problems together.

    Being able to refer to ethical principles and concepts supports individual reasoning, promotes good discussion between colleagues, and helps build confidence in ethical decision making.

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