Institute for Women's Health (IfWH)
Director of the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL and Co-Director of
the Department of Health Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health and
Care, University of Oxford. I spent 100% of my time on academic
Medical Ethics in Women's Health
Welcome to the web pages for medical ethics in reproductive and women's health under the auspices of the UCL Institute for Women's Health.
The UCL Institute for Global Health is developing an institution wide agenda leading to strategies, programmes, research and teaching to bring UCL's combined expertise to bear on the Grand Challenge of Global Health. Reproductive health and access to health care are major factors in this challenge and the Centre for Reproductive Ethics works as part of this strategy by addressing how ethical issues may act as barriers to health care for women. We are particularly interested in the nature of informed consent and confidentiality in clinical practice and their impact on choices for women.
We aim to improve understanding of ethics in women's health by:
- running courses in ethics in the medical curriculum (SSCs) and incorporationg ethics into existing programmes by running workshops for students at UCL;
- research and scholarship in ethics in women's health;
- international collaboration in teaching and scholarship.
With support from the British Council UKIERI we are working with our colleagues in India to develop short courses in medical ethics to help build capacity for ethics in the medical curriculum in India. The course ran for the first time in December 2007 and again in September 2008 at the Alluri Sitarama Raju Academy of Medical Sciences (ASRAMS), Eluru, Andhra Pradesh.
For information contact: Dr Ray Noble.
The Dean of ASRAMS, Dr Seshayamma, presents a certificate to medical students who completed the course successfully in December 2007.
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