- Contact: Professor Jean McHale at j.v.mchale [at] bham.ac.uk
Health law is a comparatively young legal discipline. It has emerged from a backdrop of ‘Medical’ and ‘Health Care’. But what exactly is ‘Health Law’ itself? What do we mean when we write about or teach Health Law?
Health law is a comparatively young legal discipline. It has emerged from a backdrop of “Medical” and “Health Care “. But what exactly is “Health Law” itself? What do we mean when we write about or Health Law? The aim of this one day Workshop is to explore health law from a range of perspectives: doctrinal/historical/critical. We will consider the disciplinary interface within and outside law, i.e. health law’s connection to other legal fields, its relationship with bioethics, humanities, and social sciences, and their impact on the health law methodology. In particular the speakers will address a number of pressing questions that have influenced the field in the past and will shape it in future.
- To what extent is the fact that an academic scholar began as a public lawyer which led to them working in health law impacts on the way in which the discipline itself is framed?
- Is there a unique health law method and if so, to what extent have the developments in other fields and disciplines contributed to the emergence of that method?
- Are we witnessing any important paradigm shift in the field at the moment?
It will be a day in which people are encouraged to explore ideas, synergies and question assumptions about what health law- was- is and where it is going.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Professor Richard Ashcroft, Queen Mary London;
- Professor Margaret Brazier, University of Manchester; Professor Emma Cave, University of Durham;
- Professor Sylvie Delacroix University of Birmingham;
- Professor Marie Fox, University of Liverpool;
- Professor Phil Fennell, University of Cardiff;
- Professor Jonathan Montgomery, UCL;
- Dr Judy Laing, University of Bristol; Professor Jean McHale, University of Birmingham;
- Professor Jose Miola, University of Leicester;
- Professor Nicky Prialux, University of Cardiff;
- Professor Keith Syrett, University of Bristol.
The event programme will be available shortly.
23 November 2017
Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK
Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN
This year our focus is Paediatric Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK
We have incorporated complex clinical cases, professional expertise, personal experience and public policy into an ambitious programme to address a range of challenging ethical issues.
Representatives from NHSBT and BTS will highlight obstacles to implementing paediatric donation and organ allocation prioritisation in the UK.
Clinicians working in neonatal and paediatric intensive care units and those involved in the care and possible transplantation of children will set out how a range of potential paediatric donors and transplant recipients are identified and managed and provide insight into factors affecting the development of strategies to expand the paediatric donor pool.
Paediatric donor and recipient families will share their personal stories, and ways to identify and address the psychological impact of bereavement in paediatric donation will be discussed.
Management of the adolescent living donor and strategies to optimise adherence and transition among adolescent recipients will be addressed.
Living Donor Forum
24 November 2017
Living Donor Risk
Mary Ward House, London WC1H 9SN
This year our theme is Living Donor risk, and in particular where the clinician perspective may be at odds with that of the prospective donor. Is this Caring Concern or Pompous Paternalism? How difficult is it for Living Donors to donate?
The day will take the form of an interactive discussion and debate between physicians and surgeons, coordinators, patients and carers. Come with an open mind or prepare to have your assumptions challenged!
Student rates are available.
Date: Friday 12 January 2018, 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: University of Liverpool London Campus, Finsbury Square
This one-day symposium explores the current challenges facing the NHS including: the role of competition, accountability, the cost of ‘lifestyle’ diseases and the capacity of public regulatory arrangements to ensure that services benefit patients.
12th September, 2017, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
This interdisciplinary conference marks the culmination of the ESRC research seminar series ‘Towards a European understanding of advance decision-making: a comparative, interdisciplinary approach’.
Registration for the conference is free, but compulsory. Numbers are limited and early registration is highly recommended. Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understandings-of-advance-decision-making-an-interdisciplinary-conference-tickets-33922111950. Bursaries will be available to fund travel and accommodation costs for PhD students – please email S.Halliday[at]leeds.ac.uk if you wish to apply for financial support. The conference is aimed at both academic and professional attendees.
Professor John Ellershaw (Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Liverpool)
Professor Rob Heywood (Professor of Medical Law, University of East Anglia).
Dr Louise Bramley, University of Nottingham: Negotiating care services with frailty: Implications for decision making and advance care panning. Abstract
Astrid Gieselmann & Professor Jochen Vollmann, Ruhr Universität Bochum: How should advance directives be implemented in psychiatry? Clinicians’ attitudes toward different types of advance directives in psychiatric treatment in Germany. Abstract
Dr Samantha Halliday, University of Leeds, & Professor Jean McHale, University of Birmingham: Basic care, advance decisions and the Burke effect. Abstract
Dr Ruth Horn: “Why should I question a patient’s wish?” A comparative study on physicians’ perspectives on their duties to respect advance directives. Abstract
Gillian Loomes, University of York: Cripping the Crystal Ball: Exploring the Synergies and Tensions when Advance Care Planning and Disability Politics Meet. Abstract
Dr Alicia Perez Blanco, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid: Can advance care planning enhance decision-making at end-of-life in the Intensive Care Unit? Abstract
Kevin De Sabbata, University of Leeds, Advance Directives, Dementia and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A new role for anticipated will. Abstract
Professor Jo Samanta, De Montfort University: Advance decisions and Welfare LPAs: belt and braces for advance care planning? Abstract
Dr Lucy Stephenson, Kings’ College London: Provision for Self-Binding Advance Directives Should be Included in Mental Health Act Reform. Abstract
The conference is generously funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).
This conference is part of the research seminar series ‘Towards a European understanding of advance decision-making: a comparative, interdisciplinary approach’ funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. It is being organised by the grant holders, Dr Samantha Halliday, Prof. Jörg Richter and Prof Gillian Hundt.
Further information here.
24 October 2017 – 25 October 2017
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Pl, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG
The passing of the 1967 Abortion Act was a landmark moment for our reproductive rights, achieved at the vanguard of a wave of liberalising change across the western world, and directly inspiring reform in a number of other countries.
But fifty years later, how well does the Act serve women today?
In the week of the Act’s fiftieth anniversary, this two-day conference will examine its impact, its shortcomings, and the extent to which its liberal proponents’ hopes have been realised. Contributors including leading health care professionals, academics, policymakers, politicians, campaigners and service providers will address a range of important socio-legal, historical, political and clinical practice-based questions.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Universities of Bristol, Kent, and Leeds, and bpas, with generous funding from Wellcome. It will be hosted by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
5th May 2017, University of Leeds
10.00-16.30, Social Sciences Building, room 12.21-12.25
Call for abstracts
The global movement of donated human body parts (e.g., blood, embryos, organs, sperm, oocytes) have gained increasing academic attention. A large part of these accounts express concerns regarding unequal power relationships between countries and between the parties engaged in medically related relationships (recipients, medical staff and medical facilities, providers of organs, tissues or cells etc.).
We wish to invite postgraduate students and early career researchers to explore the processes of meaning making in relation to body parts exchanges, and think about the following questions:
• how do understandings of various technical procedures, bodies and body parts, and relationships (such as exchange relationships) emerge?
• who does participate in framing them?
• how do these understandings direct the flows of body parts across borders?
We welcome contributions that analyse how different actors delineate the boundaries between science, ethics, law and other types of authority as part of their valuation performance, and how they manage uncertainty and risk in the process.
Please send abstracts (150-250 words) to A Gruian, ssag [at] leeds.ac.uk, by 3rd April 2017
The event will be chaired by Dr Ana Manzano (University of Leeds). Speakers:
• Prof Ruth Holliday (University of Leeds).Medical Mobilities: Economies and Ethics
• Dr Sean Columb (Liverpool Law School). Organ markets & exploitation: Assessing the impact of crime and immigration controls in the Egyptian-Sudanese context
• Dr Mark Monaghan (Loughborough University). Conceptualising Crime, Evidence, and Immorality
• Dr Greg Moorlock (University of Warwick). Beauty Contests & Directed Altruistic Donation
• Alexandra Gruian (University of Leeds). Ova Flows in Romania: Definitions, Legitimacy, Legality
• BSA members: £10 Non-members: £25
• We offer 5 bursaries for postgraduate students. Fee includes lunch and refreshments
• Register here.