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Fourteenth William Dennis Memorail Lecture


Event Date: 
July 16, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Department of Surgery presents the 14th William Dennis Memorial Lecture on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
"Human Rights, Health and the Medical Profession in the Twenty-First Century: Human Rights as a Bedrock for Patient Care"
Lecturer – Tracy Robinson
Snr. Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, Mona
The medical profession already has a strong ethical framework that guides its operation. So the lecture asks the question, why are human rights important as a way of understanding patient care? This is an even more pointed question given the contested nature of human rights in the Caribbean.
The lecture will discuss the wide range of human rights principles that apply not only to patients but health care providers. It will also explore the challenge faced by medical personnel of ‘dual loyalties’ to the patient and the state. The lecture will also focus on torture, violence, discrimination and social exclusion, areas in which human rights are already reshaping standards for patient care, including in the Caribbean.  Among the examples that will be considered is the situation of persons deprived of liberty, treatment of intersex children and obstetric care in institutional settings.

Main Medical Lecture Theatre, University Hospital of the West Indies

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