The Mark Brennan Prize 2013 at the Seventh Conference on Medical Ethics and Law: Prepared for Practice?
8th February 2013.
Students and FY1-2 doctors are invited to submit a poster presentation to show different methods used in addressing and/or resolving an ethical dilemma arising in a clinical setting.The poster should:
- summarise the clinical case
- identify the ethical dilemma to be addressed
- describe the method(s) used in addressing/resolving the ethical dilemma for example, the Four Principles, narrative ethics, casuistry, phoning BMA Ethics unit, disccussion with peers, prayer etc.
- evaluate the usefulness of the method(s) used
To submit an abstract email a 250 word summary to Rachel Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th December 2012. 10 posters will be chosen to be presented at the conference. Free conference places and reasonable travel expenses (up to £50 towards second class travel) will be paid for the 10 selected poster presentations. Posters should be in place by 10 am and in A1 format. Delegates will vote on the best poster which will be awarded the Mark Brennan Prize. All submitted posters will be reviewed and considered to be shown on the IME website. By submitting a poster you are agreeing to this. Those submitting the 10 selected posters will be notified by 31st December 2012.
The Mark Brennan Prize for Student Presentations
Sixth conference on Medical Ethics and Law -
Stories and Narratives -
their role in Teaching and Learning Medical Ethics and Law
Friday 10th February 2012
BMA House, London.
The Mark Brennan Prize for Student Presentations:
Mark Brennan was a much valued member of the IME's Governing Body and the Steering Group for the Education Project who died after a relatively short illness on 25th September 2010 aged 47 years. He was an inspirational teacher and a wonderfully warm-hearted, kind and empathetic person.
At the 2011 conference the IME inaugurated the Mark Brennan prize in his honour for innovative ideas for teaching, learning and assessent of medical ethics and law by students and young doctors. At the 2012 conference we were able to award two Mark Brennan prizes - one for spoken word or video presentations and the other for visual art sponsored by the Medical Defence Union for whom Mark acted as an adviser for several years.
Medical students and FY1-2 doctors were invited to submit innovative ideas on the use of video, visual art, photography, short stories etc to express their feelings and reactions to ethical issues they have met in their clinical attachments. From the original 28 submissions 12 were chosen for presentation as shown below.
Spoken word and Video presentations:
- Shobitha Puvaneswaralingam, Dundee. Video - 'Trust me, I am a doctor'
- Georgina McGuire, Bristol. Poem - 'Paint My Canvas'
- Matt Rinaldi, Imperial. Poem - 'Hat Stand'
- Bronwen Warner, Bristol. Poem - 'Multiple Sclerosis'
- Fatima M. Addulazizi, Leicester. Narrative - 'Unwanted'
- Alexander Beadel, Mark Chan and Clio Kennedy-Hutchison, King's College London. Video - 'The First Patient'
The winner of the Mark Brennan Prize for spoken/video presentation was Matt Rinaldi chosen by the votes of all the participants.
Matt Rinaldi, winner of the Spoken Word/Video prize with Charlotte Brennan, Mark Brennan's widow, who presented the award.
- Nicola Cooper-Moss, Keele. 'Amniocentesis'
- Rory Hutchinson, Imperial. 'Homeless'
- Libby Wilson, Bristol. 'Taking History'
- Fergus Hamilton, Sheffield. 'Rage Comic'
- Rebecca Carey, Imperial. 'Age Gap'
- Egho Ireo, Bristol. 'Scrapbook'
Rory Hutchinson and Libby Wilson, joint winners of the MDU Mark Brennan Prize for visual art, with Deborah Kirklin, editor of Medical Humanities who judged the entries and awarded the prize.
All students who submitted work were invited to give permission for it to be posted on our website (either directly or by linkage). Only those who give express permission have been included. Photos of prizewinners appear courtesy of Laura Rudland of the MDU.
Gordon Stirrrat, 23rd February 2012.