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25. - 27. Mai 2017, Singapore (SGP)

13th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation

Organised by: Centre for Biomedical Ethics Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Centres: An Initiative of the NUS Centre for Biomedical Ethics & the Ministry of Health, Singapore

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Theme 1. Clinical Ethics Support for Changing Health Care Practices and Contexts • The use of different models of clinical ethics support for hospitals and healthcare organisations in various countries. • Opportunities and challenges in integrating ethics support into organisational structures and operations.

Theme 2. Changing Attitudes to End-of-Life Care • End-of-life decision making factors, such as mental capacity, quality of life, and vulnerability. • Clinical, cultural and institutional practices and context that shape patients preferences and beliefs at the end-of-life. • Tools for making healthcare decisions before the patient loses capacity and palliative care.

Theme 3. Using Innovative Treatments and Modes of Health Service Delivery? • The ethical implications of particular healthcare innovations, such as monitoring devices, precision medicine, and telemedicine. • The role of ethics support services to approach innovative treatments and modes of health service delivery.

Theme 4. Globalisation, Migration and Cross-border Health Care • Ethical, financial and legal challenges relating to health care for different migrant groups (e.g. internal migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, domestic workers) in different countries/regions and health systems. • The role of patients and families in healthcare decision-making for different cultures. • Cultural competency in health care to reduce health disparities and to provide optimal care to patients regardless of their race, ethnic background, native languages spoken, and religious or cultural beliefs.