On 28 June, the Foundation will be holding the Egozcue Lectures, an annual lecture cycle dedicated to a topical issue in bioethics. This year's subject will be "Loneliness, ageing and the end of life".
The demographic changes resulting from increased life expectancy and low birth rates have led to rapid ageing of the population as a whole, along with a rise in chronic illness and high levels of dependency. Elderly people in big cities often find themselves struggling with anonymity and loneliness. We will debate these issues with a range of experts, and we will also find out about some of the initiatives under way to address this problema.
28 June, 9:30 to 17:30
CCCB - Auditorium
Montalegre 5 Barcelona
Uncertainty and iatrogenesis
Although medicine and health care help to alleviate or cure many illnesses, they can also be a source of harm. While this harm is sometimes unavoidable, there are also instances when it is preventable.
This course, on iatrogenics or the adverse effects or complications of medical treatment, will give participants the opportunity to learn about initiatives designed to improve current understanding of this subject, and to improve professional practice through training. It will also consider how iatrogenics influences the use of health services, will cover the role of the media and will discuss the role of the legal system in addressing undesirable outcomes of professional practice.
Day: 8 July, 10:00 to 18:00
Venue: CCCB - Sala Mirador, C/ Montalegre, 5 Barcelona
Free registration: programme and registration
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Course at COMB (College of Doctors of Barcelona): Caring for the chronically ill (act)
This intensive course is designed to give doctors and health professionals more direct knowledge about the situation with regard to chronic illness in Catalonia, and about the programmes that have been implemented in response, and also addresses the question of ethical challenges and the tools that exist to cope with these.
Learn how to manage resources effectively without neglecting the needs of the person, placing the individual at the centre of your decision-making and accompanying them throughout the process, two essential elements of appropriate Course: Caring for the chronically ill
care for the chronically ill.
The course will provide professionals with the tools they need to meet these challenges, with a twin focus on theoretical and practical knowledge.
Institut de Formació Mèdica i Lideratge del COMB.
Access from carrer de Vilana (at the corner with carrer de Dalmases)
'Nuevas políticas del cuidar'
Marian Barnes, sociologist and social policy expert, approaches the ethics of care from a perspective that transcends illness and economic hegemony. This publication includes two lectures give at the seminar on Ethics and the values of care, organized by the Official College of Nurses of Barcelona, in partnership with the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation.