Conference: The Ethical Interface Between Psychology, Neuroscience and the Law

The British Psychological Society 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.

CPD accreditation applied for with Royal College of Physicians and Solicitors Regulation Authority

Date: 26 November 2010

Place: UCL Institute of Child Health, London


An overview of consciousness by Prof 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 MA in Medical Ethics and Law alumna 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 adverse health service organisations by Ms Sonja Soeterik
Discussion of the practicalities of managing “best interests” in clinical practice by Prof Mike Barnes

For registration details, see the study day website.


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