The Ethical Interface between Psychology, Neuroscience and the Law

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Interdisciplinary workshop

Friday 26th November 2010
UCL Institute of Child Health, London

The BPS Division of Neuropsychology Post-Qualification day on the Ethical Interface between psychology, neuroscience and the law brings together experts who deal with neuroethical questions on a daily basis. The experience they bring from the fields of neuropsychology, neurology, neuroscience and the law will provide insight into the neuroethical questions faced by all those who work with individuals with acquired brain injury.

The day will be of interest to neuropsychologists, medics and lawyers and it is hoped to address the ethical, political and policy issues that these professions now deal with on a regular basis, in a multi-disciplinary way

Course contents:

  • A overview of consciousness by Professor Adam Zeman
  • Consideration of the ethical implications of developments in neuro-imaging for clinical diagnosis, rehabilitation and health policy by Dr Tristan Bekinschtein
  • Discussion on the ethical distinction between withdrawing or withholding treatment by Ms Beverley Taylor
  • Consideration of whether we should encourage people with deteriorating neurological conditions to make advance directives and whether clinicians have a conflict of interest by Judge Carolyn Hilder
  • An exploration of the dilemma of conducting risky rehab in the context of risk averse health service organisations by Ms Sonja Soeterik
  • Discussion of the practicalities of managing ‘best interests’ in clinical practice by Professor Mike Barnes

Course Convenor: Dr Sal Connolly, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, London

BPS Members Early Bird: £60 (before 30/10/10), BPS Members Full Fee: £90
Non Members Early Bird: £90 (before 30/10/10), Non Members Full Fee: £120

Royal College of Physicians & Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD Accreditation applied for

Registration and full programme availble from the workshop website
T: 020 7905 2675 / 2699 / 2232


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