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Beyond autonomy: Towards an ethical framework to support healthy ageing - Global Health Ethics Seminar 1

Tuesday 13 October 2015, 11.30AM

Speaker(s): Dr. Alana Officer (WHO) & Professor Chris Gastmans (KU Leuven, Belgium)

This seminar will be streamed live over the internet. The link is:

The Global Health Ethics Seminars (GHES) provides a forum for leading ethicists, health care workers, policy makers and patients from across the world to come together and provide practical answers to the major moral and ethical questions that arise in public health.  The webinar will be presented inlive online, and will provide opportunities to participants and viewers to interact with the speakers and ask questions or provide comments. If you wish to attend the web session, and wish to interact with the speakers, we encourage you to register so that you can be identified when you speak.

Global Health Ethics Poster Event 1 (PDF , 322kb)

The webinar will be chaired by Dr. Ties Boerma, Director in the Health Systems and Innovation cluster at WHO.Dr. Alana Officer (WHO) will focus on the recently released World Report on Healthy Ageing, and present the framework for action to foster healthy ageing, the concept of functional ability  and what will be needed from health systems, other sectors, the governments and indeed society as a whole to provide older people the freedom to live lives as never imagined before.The second speaker is Prof. Dr. Chris Gastmans (KU Leuven, Belgium) who will  present a comprehensive clinical ethical framework to deal with issues faced by older persons. Going beyond autonomy, Prof. Gastmans will outline the philosophical background and the concepts that must be observed in an ethical approach to care for older people: vulnerability, care, and dignity. Attendees will be able to pose questions to the speakers online after 12.30 (BST).

You can read a full report on the new series via the University of York's news pages.

Location: WHO Library Meeting Room & online

Admission: Broadcast live over the internet, via webinar.