Challenges in Ethical Decision Making

Course ID: 79

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Duration: 3 hours
Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Intermediate
Providing you with more detailed knowledge and skills, and exploring how to apply these within the remit of your role.

The changing cancer environment
We offer an array of fundamental courses that will help you negotiate difficult situations and improve your understanding of cancer care's ever-changing landscape.

Please Note: Please ensure you have the required equipment to take part; please join 10-15 minutes 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

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 looking at topical ethical issues from different angles.

Anyone working as a regulated professional is subject to the same professional ethical requirements, but professional rules cannot guide you in every situation. This workshop is to support professionals to feel confident approaching cases where it is not obvious what the best course of action might be.

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.
  • 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.

    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 materials including a range of ethical scenarios and research literature to support their own learning, and to share with colleagues

  • Request your place

    This course is only available to Macmillan Professionals.

    Although Macmillan Cancer Support will not charge for this event, please bear in mind that the charity incurs charges for cancellations and no-shows. Please seek permission to attend from your line manager or team if necessary before submitting your form.

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