An excellent opportunity has arisen to work at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, on a two year collaborative research project involving the Faculty’s Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Science and THIS Institute.
Specifically, applications are invited for a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to conduct research on the law of negligence and communicating differential diagnosis to patients.
The project will investigate and critically evaluate the scope of a physician’s legal duties to record and communicate the uncertainty that is inherent in the process of developing a patient’s ‘differential diagnosis’. The aim of the project is not only to clarify how the law shapes the development and communication of differential diagnoses, but also assess whether and how the law in this area should be reformed.
The position requires a degree in law, with expertise in tort law. In addition, it requires a doctoral degree or equivalent work experience.
The funds for this post are available for two years from the start date.
Job: Research Assistant in Law and Healing Reflecting on English Medico-Legal History and why it Matters at University of Manchester3 September 2018
Job Reference : HUM-12583Location : Oxford Road, ManchesterClosing Date : 01/10/2018Salary : £26,495 to £30,688 per annumEmployment Type : Fixed TermFaculty / Organisational Unit : HumanitiesDivision : Centre for Social Ethics and PolicyHours Per week : Full TimeContract Duration : Starting October 2018 until 30 September 2019
A research assistant is sought at Grade 5.3 to assist in the research funded by a Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellowship which has been awarded to Professor Margot Brazier. No DBS will be required. The research is desk based and archival.
The research will focus on:
Completion of my monograph Law and Healing: A History of a Stormy Marriage.
Further research into legal and ethical ‘lessons’ arising from a critical analysis of the regulation of midwives in the 16th to 18th centuries and the prototype for codes of professional ethics to be found therein.
Further research into the gradual rise of judicial deference to doctors and the era of Bolamisation from 1858 to 1998•
Friday 21 April 2017
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Improving patient safety, by means of a reduction of medical errors, has been a major focus of attention over the past several years. This one-day meeting will review progress to date and consider how further progress can be made. Speakers include Professor Terence Stephenson, Chairman of the General Medical Council and Mr David Sellu, who went to prison on a charge of gross negligence manslaughter.
The ways and means of turning back the tide of litigation against doctors will be debated as well as the appropriateness of the use of criminal prosecution of surgeons for “gross negligence manslaughter”.
Further details including the agenda and how to register are available here.
Seminar: Nervous Shock and the Chameleon Nature of English Judicial Decisions in Australian Legislation22 November 2016
IALS Legal History Seminar
02 Dec 2016, 18:00 to 20:00
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Professor Mark Lunney, University of New England, Nervous Shock and the Chameleon Nature of English Judicial Decisions in Australian Legislation: Section 4 of the ‘Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1944’ (NSW)
This event is free but advance booking is requested.
Organised in association with the London Legal History seminar.
Date & Venue
27 June 2013
School of Law Sheffield, UK
- 30 specialist speakers and discussants
- Access to papers and resources
- Time to network and share your research
- Lunch and refreshments included
Panel 1: International experiences of markets in health
Panel 2: Markets and market failures – a more domestic perspective
Panel 3: Impact on vulnerable groups
Panel 4: Capacity building post the 2011 Report (Innovation, Health and Wealth) and 2012 Act
Panel 5: Medical malpractice in a post-2012 context
Standard Rate – £75.00 | Student Rate – £50.00
Doctor – Tell Me The Truth
BBC Radio 4, Monday 20 and 27 February 2012, 20.00-20.30. I expect episode 1 will be available via the iPlayer shortly
Each year between 45,000 and 98,000 Americans die because of the treatment they receive in hospital. In Doctor, Tell Me The Truth, Professor James Reason discovers how encouraging doctors to admit their mistakes has improved patient safety. He hears from Rick Boothman and Darrell Campbell at the University of Michigan, the creators of a programme where doctors have to be open about their errors. They describe the previous ‘deny-and-defend’ attitude in which the hospital would stonewall any complaints made against them and contrast this with the present system in which investigations into errors can be started even before the patient comes round from their anaesthetic. We hear moving stories about face-to-face apologies from patients, doctors and lawyers.
In the second part of Doctor Tell Me The Truth Prof Reason asks whether the University of Michigan programme could work in the NHS. Peter Walsh from Action Against Medical Accidents tells him of cases where doctors have been prevented from admitting their mistakes at the insistence of their managers. He introduces us to ‘Robbie’s Law’, named after a boy who died as a result of medical malpractice, a piece of proposed legislation now being examined in the House of Lords which would require all NHS hospitals to adopt an open disclosure policy. Academics David Studdert and Alan Kalachian ask whether such a policy is legally enforceable or even desirable. Sir Liam Donaldson, a former Chief Medical Officer, tells us of his attempts to promote openness in the NHS and we hear from Robbie Powell’s father who tells us that his twenty year legal battle could have been avoided if the doctors had only admitted their mistakes and apologised.