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    UNESCO &

    University of Otago Bioethics Centre



    20-24 NOVEMBER 2017


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    Day I (Monday, 20 November 2017) 08:30 – 09:00

    Registration of the Participants Outside Room 122/123, Hunter Centre, 281 Great King Street, Dunedin

    09:00 – 09:30 Welcoming Remarks

    Mr. Hata Temo: Mihi whakatau (Maori Welcome)

    Prof Helen Nicholson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), Otago University

    Prof Peter Crampton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences), Otago University

    A/Prof Lynley Anderson, Director, Bioethics Centre, Otago University

    09:30 - 10:00

    UNESCO, Bioethics and Ethics Education Programme: Introduction

    Irakli Khodeli, UNESCO, Bioethics Team, Social and Human Sciences

    10:00 – 10:30

    Coffee break and Photo Session

    10:30 – 12:00

    Teaching Ethics – approaches and methods Clinical Ethics Teaching (Prof Bert Gordijn)

    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break

    13:00 – 15:00 Technology Ethics Teaching in Action (Prof Bert Gordijn)

    15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break 15:30 – 17:00

    Business/Environmental Ethics Teaching in Action (Prof Bert Gordijn)

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    Day II (Tuesday, 21 November 2017) 09:00 – 10:30

    Ethics Teaching in New Zealand and at Otago University: lessons learnt, good practices

    A/Prof Lynley Anderson, Director, Otago Bioethics Centre

    A/Prof Neil Pickering, Otago Bioethics Centre

    Dr Simon Walker, Otago Bioethics Centre

    10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

    11:00 – 11:40 11:40 – 12:20

    12:20 – 13:00

    Ethics Teaching for Medical Students: Informed Consent

    Dr Simon Walker, Otago Bioethics Centre

    Ethics Teaching for Students of Other Health Professions

    A/Prof Lynley Anderson, Director, Otago Bioethics Centre

    Ms. Sandy Elkin, Otago Bioethics Centre

    Ethics Teaching for Life Science Students & Other Undergraduates: Responsible Conduct of Research and Animal Ethics

    Dr Mike King, Otago Bioethics Centre

    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

    14:00 – 14:40 14:40 – 15:20

    Māori and Biculturalism: Global Significance of NZ Experience for Teaching Bioethics A/Prof Joanne Baxter, Associate Dean (Maori), Dunedin School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences, Otago University Research-Informed Teaching: The University of Otago’s Pacific Research Protocols

    Dr Michelle Schaaf, Programme Coordinator for Pacific Islands Studies and Acting Associate Dean (Pacific), Division of Humanities, Otago University

    15:20 – 15:50

    Coffee break

    15:50 – 17:00 17:00 – 17:30

    Research-Informed Teaching: Incorporating Chinese and Other Cultural Perspectives

    A/Prof Ruth Fitzgerald, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Division of Humanities, Otago University

    Prof Jing-Bao Nie, Otago Bioethics Centre

    General Discussion:

    On the basis of all presentations today, discuss what is important for developing a good bioethics teaching program. You can consider this generally but also specifically for within your own institution or country. You are welcome to share your own experience.

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    Day III (Wednesday, 22 November 2017) 09:00 – 10:30

    Classroom communication – pedagogy and psychology of ethics teaching (Dr. Mehrunisha Suleman)

    10:30– 11:00 Coffee break 11:00 – 13:00 Global Perspectives on Ethics Teaching – gender and bioethics

    (Dr. Mehrunisha Suleman) 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break 14:00 – 15:00 Ethics Teaching in Action – “Tool box” (ethical analysis of cases with different

    theoretical tools) (Dr. Mehrunisha Suleman)

    15:00 – 15:30

    Coffee Break

    15:30 – 17:00 UNESCO’s Bioethics Core Curriculum: a tool for teaching ethics

    (Dr. Bert Gordijn)

    Day V (Friday, 24 November 2017) Workshop: teaching presentations by students (15 min), followed by class discussion (5 min).

    Facilitators: Dr Mehrunisha Suleman, Dr Bert Gordijn, Dr Mike King, Prof Jing-Bao Nie 09:00 - 10:00 Teaching Demonstrations Session 5 (17-19)

    10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break

    10:20 – 11:00 Teaching Demonstrations Session 5 (continued) (19-21)

    11:00 – 12:00

    Wrap-up Discussion, Certificate Awards and Course Evaluation

    12:00 –13:00


    Day IV (Thursday, 23 November 2017) Workshop: teaching presentations by students (15 min), followed by class discussion (5 min).

    Facilitators: Dr Mehrunisha Suleman, Dr Bert Gordijn, Dr Mike King, Prof Jing-Bao Nie 09:00 - 10:30 Teaching Demonstrations Session 1 (1-4)

    10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

    11:00 – 12:30 Teaching Demonstrations Session 2 (5-8)

    12:30 –14:00 Lunch break

    14:00 – 15:30 Teaching Demonstrations Session 3 (9-12)

    15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

    16:00 - 17:30

    Teaching Demonstrations Session 4 (13-16)

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    Profiles of ETTC Facilitators

    Ethics Teachers’ Training Course – New Zealand

    Visiting Experts

    Dr. Bert Gordijn is Professor and Director of the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University in Ireland. He has studied Philosophy and History in Utrecht, Strasbourg and Freiburg in Breisgau. In 1995 he was awarded a doctorate in Philosophy from the Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, followed by a doctorate in Bioethics from the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2003. Bert has been a Visiting Professor at Lancaster University (UK), Georgetown University (USA), the National University of Singapore and the Fondation Brocher (Switzerland). He has served on Advisory Panels and Expert Committees of the European Chemical Industry Council, the European Patent Organisation, the Irish

    Department of Health and UNESCO. Bert is Editor-in-Chief of two book series: The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology and Advances in Global Bioethics as well as a peer reviewed journal: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, all published by Springer. He is Secretary of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare and President-Elect of the International Association of Education in Ethics.

    Dr. Mehrunisha Suleman completed a BA in biomedical sciences at the University of Cambridge, she read ethics and epidemiology at Harvard, and holds an MSc in global health sciences and a medical degree from Oxford University. She is currently a PhD student in Research Ethics at Oxford University’s Ethox Centre. Her thesis is titled: “Does Islam influence biomedical research ethics?” She has worked with Sir Muir Gray on the Department of Health’s QIPP Right Care Programme. She has been involved in the design and construction of Population Based Accountable Integrated Care Systems, as well as developing an online tool for commissioners, clinicians and patient groups on health care systems design. She is co-editor of the NHS Atlas of Variation for Diabetes and Liver Disease.

    Alongside her university training and work in the NHS, she has been studying the Islamic Sciences with Sheikh Akram Nadwi and more recently with Professor Tariq Ramadan. She completed her Alimiyyah degree with Al Salaam Institute in 2013. She will begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge from October 2016 focusing on End of life care from the Muslim perspective.

    Local Academic Coordinators and Experts

    Dr. Mike King is a Lecturer and PhD Coordinator for the Bioethics Centre, University of Otago. He supervises at all levels on a range of topics, including animal ethics, scientific research ethics, ethics of assisted reproductive technology and ethics of enhancement. His research draws on his early academic experience in the life sciences as well as moral and political philosophy. A main theme of his research is the ethical treatment of animals in scientific research, farming, veterinary care and as companions. He has also written on the ethics of reproductive and cognitive enhancement technologies and their regulation, sports policy and enhancement, the treatment of human cadavers, and suicide reporting in the media.

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    Dr. Jing-Bao Nie is Professor at Bioethics Centre, University of Otago; Adjunct Professor in medical humanities at Peking University, China; and Associate of Asia Centre at Harvard University, USA. He was trained in Chinese medicine in China, then in medical humanities and bioethics in North America. His extensive research takes a distinctive transcultural approach and provides unique insights into the Asian (particularly Chinese) socio-cultural context. He is the author of Medical Ethics in China (Routledge 2011), Behind the Silence: Chinese Voices on Abortion (Rowman & Littlefield 2005), and three chapters in The Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics (Cambridge UP 2009). He has co-edited Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities (Routledge 2010) and several thematic journal issues including one on the methodologies of

    transcultural and global bioethics for Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (2016) and the other on patient-physician mistrust in China for Developing World Bioethics (2017/18). His numerous articles are published in such periodicals as American Journal of Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Asian Bioethics Review, Journal of Clinical Ethics, and The Lancet.

    Other Experts from Bioethics Centre and Other Departments of Otago University

    Dr. Lynley Anderson is the Head of Department and Associate Professor with the Bioethics Centre of the University of Otago. One of Lynley's main areas of research interest is in sports medicine ethics: in particular exploring the structure of medicine in sport and the ways in which the contemporary cultural and economic context of elite sport can encourage a deviation from obligations traditionally associated with medicine. In 2007 she was invited to write a new code of ethics for the Australasian College of Sports Physicians which was adopted in 2008. Reproductive ethics is another area of research interest, particularly the development of policy surrounding reproductive procedures and getting the balance right between protection and freedom. Lynley previously served for six years on the Ethics

    Committee for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ECART). Professional issues for health professionals are a further area of interest. This includes ways of assisting health professionals to maintain professional boundaries, and professional development. Lynley recently rewrote the new code of ethics for New Zealand physiotherapists.

    Dr. Joanne Baxter (Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō) is the Associate Dean Māori for the Division of Health Sciences and the Dunedin School of Medicine. Joanne is a Public Health Medicine Physician and has been working at Otago University for a number of years, in roles including supporting the development and delivery of the Māori Health curriculum to undergraduate medical students. Joanne also has a role in strategic Māori development within the Health Sciences Division including supporting the recruitment, retention and achievement of Māori students in health professional programmes. Joanne’s research interests include Māori mental health, ethnic inequalities in health, medical education and

    indigenous health and Māori Health Workforce Development. Alongside the Associate Dean Māori roles, Joanne is also the Director of the University of Otago’s Māori Health Workforce Development Unit, and the Dunedin School of Medicine’s Kōhatu Centre for Hauora Māori.

    Mrs Sandy Elkin is a Professional Practice Fellow at the University of Otago’s Bioethics Centre, focusing on bioethics in clinical teaching, with particular interest in ethics in clinical practice for non-medical health professionals; the interface between law and ethics and the relevance of medical law to clinicians; ethics in pharmacy practice; and the ethics of elder care.

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    Dr. Ruth Fitzgerald is Associate Professor with the Department of Anthropology and Archeology at University of Otago, with primary research interests in the disciplinary subfield of medical anthropology, in which she takes a sociocultural approach. Her work draws inspiration from a deep commitment to the study of health and illness in its social and political context. The range of her research projects and outputs is quite wide as they reflect her central interests of ideologies in health, care, inequalities in health care provision and moral reasoning - topics which are in themselves quite open ended and multifaceted concepts. Therefore, her work has been both diverse in topic (exploring health policy, health practitioners, problematizing disability, pioneering the social study of the impact of new

    technologies in New Zealand medicine, media analysis of health debates, lay meanings of oral health etc) as well as methodologically flexible (frequently working in interdisciplinary collaborations and publishing in 'hard' as well as social science journals).

    Dr. Neil Pickering is an Associate Professor with the Bioethics Centre of the University of Otago, specializing in the philosophy and ethics of mental health, medical humanities (particularly the use of literature in ethics teaching), alternative medicine, cultural issues in bioethics, environmental ethics. The philosophy of mental health considers fundamental questions about some of our most profound concerns and ideas. When the human being suffers either in the body or in the mind, how are we to understand what is going on? What are the limits of the scientific biologically based understanding offered by medicine? How are do the foundational concepts of professional health carers—disease, illness, health—to

    be understood? Are they truly scientific concepts? Do they have essences, or can they be described in terms of neat definitive criteria? There are lively and divisive debates about all these issues. To these debates Dr. Neil Pickering brings a focus on the extension of concepts of disease from the physical to the mental; and on the ideas about concepts which those engaged in such debates presume.

    Dr. Michelle Schaaf is a Lecturer at Te Tumu School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies of the University of Otago, where she teaches in the area of Pacific diaspora; sport, race and gender; and the politics of representation and the Pacific body. She currently holds the positions in the University of Otago as Programme Coordinator Pacific Islands Studies and acting Associate Dean Pacific – Humanities. She is currently researching Pacific migration experiences to Dunedin from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Simon Walker is a Lecturer at Bioethics Center of the University of Otago, with a particular interest in the works of Kant, Wittgenstein, and Spinoza. While working as a palliative care researcher he became interested in the links between moral philosophy and our understanding of health, and began reading healthcare literature exploring this connection. He discovered a broad acceptance of the idea that a person's values will shape her experience of and response to suffering, and yet that this relationship is scarcely mentioned in contemporary ethical discourse. He is currently developing a conception of ethics that shows the fundamental link between values and suffering, and which indicates how and to what

    extent life may retain value in the midst of suffering. This research draws on many different sources, including clinical experience, ancient and modern philosophy, and literature.