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  • The Bioethics Education program aims to promote a culture of ethically informed clinical decision-making and high ethical standards of clinical practice through a range of activities including:

    • Professional development for hospital staff through an existing program of bioethics seminars, departmental meetings and grand rounds
    • Formal education through the development of an ethics component for existing education programs for junior medical staff, nursing and allied health staff
    • Input into bioethics, public health and other relevant subjects and programs at the University of Melbourne and in relevant Colleges and institutions

    Departmental Education

    Ethics education sessions are available in person or using Zoom / Teams. We can fit in with your regular department meeting dates.

    To make enquiries, please contact our Ethics Project Officer, or book a session. To discuss how education sessions might be delivered, please contact Clare Delany 

    Bioethics Forum

    The Bioethics Forum (formerly the CBC Journal Club) will host monthly ethics discussions and events to encourage and explore topics of interest to those involved in paediatric healthcare. The Bioethics Forum will remain a relaxed and collegial get-together of individuals interested in reading about, hearing about and discussing challenging and fascinating ethical aspects of patient care.

    We offer a mix of curated topics each month, for which we will provide a short list of journal articles and book chapters to read and discuss, as well as some presentations from CBC interns and those joining us on sabbaticals and overseas visitors (in the future!) on topics of interest. You remain welcome to bring along your lunch or breakfast to the meeting, and feel free to invite anybody who might be interested in coming along. If you would like to join our Bioethics Forum mailing list, please contact our Education Officer, Dr Georgina Hall
    Bioethics Forum dates and topics for 2022:

    Wednesday 2nd March: 8.30am-9:30am. “Doctor, is there anything more you can do?” Dr Giuliana Antolovich presented a project she was working on while on sabbatical at the CBC- Clinical empathy

    Monday 4th April: 12:30pm-1:30pm  "Parental involvement in clinical ethics consultations"

    Wednesday 4th May: 8:30am-9:30am    ​

    Monday 6th June: 12:30pm-1:30pm 

    Wednesday 6th July: 8:30am-9:30am    ​

    Monday 8th August: 12:30pm-1:30pm    ​ 

    7-9th September: Please see our 13th National Paediatrics Bioethics Conference 

    Monday 10th October: 12:30pm-1:30pm    

    Wednesday 9th November: 8:30am-9:30am

    Monday 12th December: 12:30pm-1:30pm    ​

    Committee Member Training

    Annual ethics training workshops are run for members of the Clinical Ethics Response Group and Clinical Ethics Committee. The next scheduled training sessions for CERG members will be held on:

    SESSION 1 (Evening session): Wed 11th May 5.00pm-6.00pm

    SESSION 2 (Morning session):  Wed 18th May 8.00am-9.00am 

    For further details, please contact the Ethics Education Officer, Dr Georgina Hall.