Last week has been a very busy week for our Centre as well as for bioethics! This is what we’ve been up to lately, as well as some of the local news coverage of our Centre:
The NUS Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE) hosted the 13th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC) on 25 to 27 May 2017 at Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. This is the first time that ICCEC has been held in South East Asia, and it drew a total of 330 participants from all around the world!
ICCEC 2017 in the news:
26 May 2017 | Tackling End-of-Life Issues in Community | The Straits Times, Singapore
26 May 2017 | 医药总监： 卫生部将制定全新医疗道德框架 | Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore
26 May 2017 | End-of-Life Ethics Need Review, Say Medical Experts | The New Paper, Singapore
CBmE also launched the second volume of our Singapore Bioethics Casebook Project during a pre-ICCEC meeting last Wednesday, 24 May 2017.
The Singapore Bioethics Casebook Project is a free and open-access online teaching resource for healthcare professions that aims to be a guide for continuing professional education in ethics of healthcare and social care.
The second volume, entitled Caring for Older People in an Ageing Society features 10 teaching and learning cases, with each case supported by experts in healthcare or social care offering practical insight. Additional insight is provided by informational backgrounders, questions for reflection, and further online resources.
The first volume of Singapore Bioethics Casebook, entitled Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families, was launched on 19 January 2014.
Our Casebook in the news:
23 May 2017 | New Casebook Launched to Guide Care For The Elderly | The Straits Times, Singapore
24 May 2017 | Book on Ethics of Caring For Elderly Available Online | The Straits Times, Singapore
26 May 2017 | Bioethics Casebook to Guide Courtrooms | The Straits Times, Singapore