The Society for Ethics and Law in Medicine is a specialist society for doctors, lawyers, health and other professionals who have an interest in this field.
Medico-legal and ethical matters are becoming ever more prominent in Medicine.
The society aims to provide a forum whereby clinicians. lawyers and others with an interest in this area, can communicate as well as generate debate, exchange information and other relevant ideas. It will also provide a voice for those working within the speciality, allowing them to express their views and interests. An email discussion forum is also available to members.
The society will also be a resource centre for those with an interest in the field and encourage the formation of networks. We hope to provide a voice for people with an interest in this area.
In relation to ethics and law in medicine and related disciplines, the objectives of the society are:
- To promote study and understanding
- To provide education
- To encourage research
- To create a forum for discussion and interchange between individuals and groups
- To be a pool of useful resources and links for medicolegal and ethical matters.
The Ageing Brain and its Social, Ethical, Clinical and Legal consequences
2014 is the European Year of the Brain, the European Brain Council has pledged. Our meeting on 29th November this year (2013) will be an opening associated event.
The purpose of The Age of the Brain is to change the way people think about their brains and the conditions which affect it forever, and hopefully for the better.
We have an exciting programme in prospect, which is available to be downloaded in the events page or via this link - 29th November 2013 meeting
We have just joined Twitter. You can follow us on Medical Ethics and Law@SELM001
A comprehensive meeting on Thursday 6th June 2013, covering ethical and legal issues relevant to all grades of Anaesthetists. The purpose is to formally fulfil the CCT requirements. A mixture of lectures and smaller group workshops led by experts will allow interactive discussion of clinical scenarios encountered in the practice of anaesthesia. By the end of the course attendees will have greater confidence in approaching ethical dilemmas and an understanding of the law to enable relevant and clear documentation.
A link to the programme is below
On Wednesday 19 September, the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI) ran a problem-based learning session. On Thursday 20 September, SELM ran a 90 minute session in the late afternoon. There was a debate on the ethics of HIV testing in unconscious patients.