The Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture series presenting cutting edge health research by leaders in their fields
Formerly known as Medical Forum, these seminars are designed for health professionals, academic and clinical researchers, and students across the Division of Health Sciences, Te Wāhanga Matua Mātau Hauora.
The Grand Rounds are hosted by the Dunedin School of Medicine, Te Kura Whaiora o Ōtepoti, as a joint initiative with the Otago Postgraduate Medical Society and proudly in association with the Southern District Health Board.
Conscientious objection in medicine—Debating the issues
12pm–1pm Wednesday, 4 April 2018 Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital
A healthy, complimentary brown paper bag lunch is provided to the first 50 attendees
What should happen when an individual health care provider has a personal objection to providing a standard treatment that the patient wants? Health practitioners in New Zealand currently have the right to refuse to provide (or to refer for) contraception, sterilization, or other reproductive health services where they object on the grounds of conscience.
In this presentation Drs Winters and Ballantyne will present various cases of contentious objection and debate the merits and risks of allowing providers to object.
The cases will address, but perhaps not answer, questions such as:
- Does conscientious objection allow medical providers to prioritize their personal values over a patient’s access to care?
- Should doctors face punishment if they refuse to do a procedure that the patient requests?
- What if that treatment is considered “standard of care”?
- When and how can a health care professional refuse to provide a treatment that they believe will cause harm?
These are old questions but are more relevant than ever as New Zealand considers legalising medically assisted death.
Questions about this event? Please contact Georgia Richardson
The Grand Rounds will occur from 12pm to 1pm on the first Wednesday of each month starting April through December 2018.
|4 April||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital||Conscientious objection in medicine—debating the issues, Bioethics Centre | Te Pokapū Matatika Koiora|
|2 May||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital||Southern District Health Board presentation: Primary and Community Care Strategy|
|6 June||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital||TBC|
|4 July||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital||TBC|
|1 August||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital||TBC|
|5 September||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital||TBC|
|3 October||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital||TBC|
|7 November||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital||TBC|
|5 December||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital||TBC|
Video and audio recordings for previous seminars are available at the following links.
Predicting the behaviour of brain tumours using molecular signatures
Presented by Dr Tania Slatter, Department of Pathology | 7 June 2017
Why US cancer care is not exportable
Presented by Professor Sir Murray Brennan | 31 May 2017
Developing and evaluating new health care service delivery models across primary and secondary care
Presented by Professor Tim Stokes, Professor Murray Tilyard, Dr Fiona Doolan-Noble, and Dr Carol Atmore | 24 May 2017
Introducing Real Life Relationships: A DSM educational response to the issues of intimidation in medical practice
Presented by the Otago Medical Schools Education Group | 17 May 2017
TB elimination from New Zealand
Presented by Professor Philip Hill | 10 May 2017
An unexpected detour: Earthquake research at the Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch
Presented by Dr Jenny Jordan | 26 April 2017
mHealth for diabetes and obesity prevention in Māori and Pacific communities
Presented by Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Department of Human Nutrition, Associate Dean Māori (Sciences) | 19 April 2017
The microbiome of children born preterm and artists: Evidence for long-term maintenance
Presented by Dr Justin O'Sullivan, featured alumnus | 12 April 2017
How safe are baby-led approaches to feeding solids? An update on the BLISS study
Presented by Associate Professor Anne-Louise Heath, Department of Human Nutrition; Postgraduate Research Group: Lisa Daniels, Louise Fangupo, and Claudia Leong | 5 April 2017
Ageing Well: National Science Challenge update
Presented by Professor David Baxter, Director, Ageing Well National Science Challenge, and Associate Professor Debra Waters, School of Physiotherapy | 29 March 2017
Dialysis outcomes in the elderly: What is important?
Presented by Professor Rob Walker | 15 March 2017
Video recordings of past years' Medical Forums are available to stream on UniTube at https://unitube.otago.ac.nz/album?a=7AId9Jkf0PP .
The Grand Rounds feature academic and clinical staff from Dunedin School of Medicine, and the Otago School of Medical Sciences as well as guests from related organisations such as the Southern District Health Board and WellSouth.
Changing allocated presentation date(s)
If a speaker wishes to change their allocated presentation, please notify Ms Georgia Richardson at least 15 days prior to the scheduled presentation.
Funding for visiting lecturers
Funding for visiting speakers within New Zealand is available, by application, to support travel and accommodation. Please contact Ms Georgia Richardson at the Dean's Department for further information.
Planning your presentation:
- The topic should be of general interest to most disciplines, as attendance is multi-disciplinary
- Presentations that are interactive, controversial, topical, and / or that provide updates on new research are well-received
- Presentations should be 40 minutes long, plus around 10 minutes for discussion
Speakers are asked to submit:
- Full name and position
- Title of presentation
- Suggested name of person to introduce speaker (usually the Head of Department or visiting lecturer host)
- Short presentation abstract (100-250 words)
- Photos, images, and / or logos relevant to the presenter(s) and their research
- A web link to a preferred bio for each speaker
On the day:
- The Dunedin School of Medicine's ICT Support Group staff will be on-hand to provide technical support
- Presenters should arrive at the lecture theatre by 11:50am to ensure that all IT requirements are met. As sound for the podcast is recorded through the lecture theatre's microphone, please use it as you normally would and not do so for the size of venue.
Permission to record the presentation
Grand Rounds presentations will be recorded using Otago Capture and shared on the Grand Rounds webpage. If you do not wish for the audio and slides of your talk to be shared, please opt out by emailing Georgia Richardson.
For all enquiries, please contact Georgia Richardson at the Dean's Department
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