Advances Studies Seminar – St Catherine’s College, Oxford

vbpThe Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care is hosting an Advanced Studies Seminar on the 9th November 2016 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the forthcoming Advanced Studies Seminar entitled “The Montgomery Ruling: Impacts on Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics”. The seminar will be 9 November 2016 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Invited speakers include Anna Bergqvist (Manchester Metropolitan University), Rob Heywood (University of East Anglia), and Tim Thornton (University of Central Lancashire).

We are hoping to gather interested scholars to discuss the philosophical issues implicit in the relatively recent Montgomery ruling and to plan future collaborative work. Given this goal, innovative or non-traditional proposals will be preferred.

Please visit valuesbasedpractice.org for more information.

Organising Committee
Sarah Wieten
Bill Fulford

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MONTGOMERY AND ME: IMPLEMENTING THE NEW STANDARD FOR CONSENT TO TREATMENT IN MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE

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Where? St. Catherine’s College Oxford
When? Friday October 28th, 2016

The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice at St Catherine’s College, and
The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, are delighted
to announce a one day conference:

MONTGOMERY AND ME: IMPLEMENTING THE NEW
STANDARD FOR CONSENT TO TREATMENT IN MEDICINE
AND HEALTHCARE

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the Supreme Court and one of the
Montgomery judges
Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford
Professor Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, University of Oxford

BACKGROUND TO THE CONFERENCE
The Supreme Court ruling Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015)
marked a shift in the basis of consent in medicine and healthcare from the
established ‘prudent clinician’ test to a ‘prudent patient’ test. The new standard
requires clinicians to enter into dialogue with their patients to the point that
they gain sufficient understanding of the options available to make a choice that
takes into account their own values.
This one-day conference aims to raise awareness of the new Montgomery
standard for consent and to explore its implications from key stakeholder
perspectives.`

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By attending this conference you will:
• Gain a deeper understanding of the new Montgomery standard for
consent
• Explore some of the key challenges involved in putting it into practice
• Contribute to ideas for meeting these challenges

ORGANISERS
Bill Fulford, Director, Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice
Ashok Handa, Co-Director, Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, and
Clinical Tutor in Surgery, University of Oxford
Lucy Fulford-Smith, Surgical Trainee and Research Assistant, Collaborating
Centre for Values-based Practice

REGISTRATION
Register your interest by email at: valuesbasedpractice@nds.ox.ac.uk
Cost for the day (including refreshments and lunch): £85
Concessions for students and the unwaged are available

WEBSITES
The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care:
valuesbasedpractice.org
Nuffield Department for Surgical Sciences: nds.ox.ac.uk
The full Supreme Court judgment Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board
(2015) is available at here.

Montgomery Judgement

Bill Fulford speaks about a new legal departure towards co-production

 Bill Fulford (Click to download Slides) introduced the day’s proceedings at the second seminar of ESRC series Re-imagining professionalism: towards co-production with an overview of the work of the Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. Bill addressed the relationship between values-based practice (VBP) and co-production, pointing out that VBP is developing strongly in bastions of evidence-based practice (EBP), notably surgery. Bill emphasised that EBP and VBP are partners in clinical decision-making (VBP ‘links the science of EBP with people’). At the heart of values-based decision making is dissensus.  Dissensus is a decision-making strategy which respects and acknowledges people’s differing values. This contrasts with the usual organisational/institutional approach of attempting to enforce consensus. Bill referred to the recent (2015) Supreme Court Judgement on consent in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board. This strongly endorses co-production. It specifies that for consent to be legally valid: 1) clinicians (of any kind not just doctors) must engage in ‘dialogue’ with their patients, to the point that, 2) they have sufficient understanding of the risks and benefits of the options available such that, 3) their individual values are ‘taken into account’ in the decision made. This judgment marks and gives new legal weight to established principles of person-centred decision-making (as in the GMC’s ‘Good Medical Practice’ for example). It shows the extent to which principles of co-production are becoming more influential not just in mental health but across health and social care as a whole. The Collaborating Centre will shortly be announcing a conference on the Montgomery Judgment: Lady Hale, one of the Montgomery judges, is a Keynote speaker.  (Hold the date, Friday October 28th.)