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The second annual National Paediatric Bioethics Conference was held on 9 - 10 August 2010, in the Ella Latham Theatre, at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Available below are audio recordings of the presentations for both days.
The Public Forum titled "A Good Life; A Good Death," Care Planning for Children with Life-Threatening Conditions",
featured keynote speaker Dr. Norman Swan, medical commentator and host of ABC Radio National's Health Report.
Prof Christine Kilpatrick (Chief Executive Officer, RCH) & Dr Hugo Gold (Clinical Director, Children's Bioethics Centre, RCH)
Download Part 1
Duration: 59 mins,
The conference titled: "Tackling Ethical Dilemmas in Paediatric Intensive Care", featured international keynote speaker, Professor Robert Truog, Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology & Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
Keynote Address: Ethical issues in intensive care
Prof Robert Truog (Professor of Medical Ethics & Anaesthesia
(Pediatrics); Director of Clinical Ethics, Harvard Medical School;
Executive Director, Institute for Professionalism & Ethical
Practice; Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Children's
'Respecting choices - A young person's perspective'
Dr Doug Bryan (Medical Director of RCH@Home) & Ms
Simone Kiefel (Liaison nurse with paediatric palliative
'Life in ICU'
Mr Shane Thomas & Ms Lynne Coleman (Parents)
'Limits of viability'
Dr Carl Kuschel (Medical Clinical Director Neonatal Services,
The Royal Women's Hospital)
'The curse of autonomy': do we ask parents to take on too much of the decision-making burden?
Dr Rod Hunt (Director, Department of Neonatal Medicine,
Bereaved parents and their experiences of end-of life decision making for their child
Ms Jane Sullivan (Social Worker, PhD Student,
University of Melbourne)
The therapeutic benefits and healing qualities of music
Peter Roberts (Music Thanantologist)
Ethical Reflections: Learnings from the Baby M case
Dr Peter McDougall (Executive Director Medical Services, RCH)
& Dr Peter Loughnan(Neonatology, RCH)
Hypothetical Discussion: Ethical issues in emergency medicine
Chair: Prof Terry Dwyer (Director, Murdoch Children's Research
Facilitator: A/Prof Lynn Gillam (RCH
Clinical Ethicist, Academic Director Children's Bioethics
Ms Dianne Crellin (Nurse Practitioner, RCH Emergency Department)
Dr Karen Dunn (Paediatrician & Emergency Medicine Fellow, RCH/Royal Melbourne Hospital)
Dr Hugo Gold (Clinical Director, Children's Bioethics Centre RCH)
Prof David Isaacs (Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead)
Ms Helen Jowett (Trauma Service
Mr Shane Thomas (Parent)
Prof Robert Truog (Professor of Medical Ethics & Anaesthesia Children's Hospital Boston)
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Duration: 1 hr:18 mins,