A second workshop to inform the Council's solidarity fellowship project was held on 7 July 2011 in London. The one-day meeting brought together experts to discuss how the findings of the theoretical analysis carried out so far might be applied to questions of policy making in the areas of:
As part of the ongoing project on solidarity, an expert roundtable workshop took place on 13 May 2011 to discuss theoretical issues around the use of solidarity in recent bioethical writing.
Experts from a wide range of subjects, including law, philosophy, the social sciences, political theory, theology and forensic sciences attended the meeting.
A number of questions were debated, including:
Why has interest in solidarity risen recently?
Ethical dilemmas arise on a daily basis for those providing care for people with dementia. The way in which these dilemmas are approached will have significant impact on the lives of people with dementia and their carers. This is why support in dealing with ethical issues is crucial. We discuss several specific dilemmas below.read more »
The report sets out a 6–part ‘ethical framework’ to help those who face dilemmas in connection with the day-to-day care of someone with dementia.read more »
Carers of people with dementia need more support and advice to tackle the difficult ethical dilemmas that they face on a daily basis, says the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in a major report today.
The report sets out an ethical approach to dealing with these dilemmas, and makes policy recommendations aimed at improving the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
Professor Tony Hope, chair of the Working Party that produced the report and a psychiatrist with many years of experience of working with people with dementia said:read more »