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Register for Ethics 4 All 2013

Registration is now open for Ethics 4 All 2013 – the annual MPS ethics events which are run free of charge for members.

The programme has been developed to cover core bioethical and medicolegal issues and is also based on feedback from last year’s events. Attendees can earn CEU points for the ethical component of their professional development.

Attendees can earn CEU points for the ethical component of their professional development

Ethics 4 All has been run for the past five years, and last year more than 2,500 delegates attended across three locations. The programme for 2013 will include:

Walking the Ethical Tightrope – Falling Foul of Ethics to include: Trends in Complaints and Claims; MPS Claims Experience in South Africa; Common Problems

Ethics of Managed Healthcare Resources to include: Squeeze on Private Health; Undercover Reporting and Distributive Justice

Adverse Events in Healthcare and the Ethics of an Apology to include: The Importance of Being Open; Raising Concerns; Professionalism and Criticising Colleagues

Mastering Shared Decision Making to include: Unreasonable Patient Demands; Appropriate and Informed Choices about Treatment; Patient Decision Making; What Leads to a Complaint or Claim; and the Principles of Consent.

In 2013, the events will be held at the following locations:

  • DURBAN: Sunday 1 December 2013 (morning event)
  • PRETORIA: Monday 2 December 2013 (evening event)
  • CAPE TOWN: Wednesday 4 December 2013 (evening event) – FULLY BOOKED

Click here for more information and to book your place.

Ian-and-Alika-meeting-membersMeeting members

Ian Middleton and Alika Maharaj are MPS’s marketing agents. They provide membership advice to students and doctors who are considering becoming members of MPS.

Since the beginning of this year, Alika and Ian have managed to visit all the medical schools – some more than once – for events including student registration, faculty days, faculty forum, a trade fair at WITS, conferences for qualified doctors and other health professionals at the medical schools, ethics events, and other ad-hoc visits.

In addition, Alika and Ian have attended all the HPCSA Roadshow events, visiting Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Mthata, Richards Bay, Durban and East London and given talks to junior doctors at various hospitals.

Alika and Ian always carry around useful “stuff” such as tourniquets and pens, so if you see them in your medical school, make sure you make yourself known to them!

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