Senate Room, QUB
21st March: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
With Dr Duncan Wilson.
Recent decades have seen profound changes in our understanding of the ethics of medicine. Whilst the subject was previously discussed by medical doctors alone, the topic is now discussed publicly and several academic disciplines, including law, philosophy and the social sciences, make substantive contributions to the field. In the UK this change could be attributed to the development of bioethics. However, a historically accurate picture highlights how the changing political context ultimately determined whether this interdisciplinary field represented a challenge or support for doctors. Illuminated in this way, we can consider the politics of medical ethics anew.
Dr Duncan Wilson is a member of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester and the author of The Making of British Bioethics (MUP 2014).
This event is organised be the NI Ethics Forum which organises talks like this throughout the year.
NB. Please note change of venue.