This course is for doctors who want to improve their understanding of the principles of bioethics and the philosophical principles underlying them.Topics covered include:the Georgetown mantra and the underlying philosophy of bioethics including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics and slippery slope ethicshow ethical principles change with time and across cultural boundariesdoctors as moral arbitersthe decline of medical paternalism and rise of patient autonomyconflicting ethical demands placed on medical leadersconflicts between individual autonomy and justice in relation to health resources and treatment dilemmasmoral attitudes to end of life care.In addition to didactic teaching, delegates will be encouraged to discuss the topics covered and related case studies.This course complements the Medical law course. They are on consecutive days to make it easier for you to attend both courses if you would like to.Who should attend?Consultants/specialistsGPsHospital doctorsTraining grade doctors (GPST1-4 and ST1-8)Foundation doctors (F2 only) *This course has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.