Medicine - Who Cares?

presented by the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney



“Medicine tends to get a bad press from academics, managers and the media. It is accused of being too powerful, out of touch with patients, lacking in compassion, overly expensive, and failing to maintain standards of care and safety. On the other hand, doctors remain among the most highly trusted of professionals.”

Questions to be explored at the seminar following research conducted by the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine will centre around:

  • Is something unattainable being demanded of doctors?
  • If knowledge is the key to medical reform, what kinds of knowledge are required?
  • What kinds of evidence should underpin medical practice?
  • What kind of ethics do doctors actually espouse?
  • How well does medical education currently prepare students for the future?
  • How should medicine deal with the rationing of scarce resources?


The Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine have been engaged in a program of research about the place of values in medical practice, thought and education. The research suggests answers to some of the questions but also challenges many of the critiques of medicine.

You are invited to register for the Seminar to debate and discuss, along with a line up of commentators, the ways in which medicine and medical education can respond.

Further information and registration flyer.

MORE INFORMATION
Places are limited.
Email: pippa.markham@sydney.edu.au or lindy.gaze@sydney.edu.au