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Ethical Issues at the End of Life

Ethical Issues at the End of Life

Ethical Issues at the End of Life

Max Watson
Max Watson
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 23 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 02 May 2018

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Issues arising over end of life care, involving decisions that affect the nature and timing of an individual's death, can be a source of discord. This session highlights common ethical problems that may arise at this sensitive time. This session was last updated on 11/02/13.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Recognise the ethical dimensions of treatment and investigation choices in end of life care and the role of the GP within the process of ethical decision making
• Draw on frameworks of moral reasoning to think through the issues and resolve ethical conflicts
• Analyse the professional, ethical guidelines and legal framework within which healthcare decisions should be made
• Recognise how your personal stance can influence decision making
Max Watson

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Max Watson
on behalf of Health Education England

Max Watson trained in theology, medicine, and general practice. He worked in Nepal for 8 years setting up a General Practice training programme. He returned to the UK to complete training in palliative care in London and Belfast. Max is currently a lecturer in palliative medicine at the University of Ulster, consultant at the Northern Ireland hospice and honorary consultant in palliative medicine at the Princess Alice Hospice, Esher. He is also the special adviser to the hospice friendly hospitals programme in Dublin.

Max’s MD is on weight loss and fatigue in patients with advanced malignancy. He is co-author of the Oxford handbook of Palliative Care, Oxford Core text Oncology, The Oxford GP Library Pain and Palliation, London and Belfast Palliative Care Guidelines and series editor of the Oxford specialist end of life handbooks. Max is the originator of the Princess Alice certificate in Essential Palliative Care which has trained over 1000, doctors and nurses since it began in 2001 and is now running in Nepal, India, Kyrgystan as well as three centres across the UK.

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  • Health Education England
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    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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