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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. We are now 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.

The 2016 Mark Brennan Prize:

All those awarded IME bursaries in 2014-15 and IME scholarships in 2013-14 were invited to present a poster of their project in the IME Education Conference in March 2016. Delegates were asked to identify the best poster in each category using the following criteria:

  • Content of the poster
  • Presentation of the poster
  • Critical ethical analysis of the subject in question

The Mark Brennan Prize of £250 was awarded to the best poster in each category:

Rose Tiller, University of Birmingham, won the bursary category for her poster entitled: A Reflection on the Ethics of a Medical Elective in the Solomon Islands, a Developing Country.

Karthika Velusamy, University of Leeds, won the scholarship category for her poster entitled: Female Genital Mutilation and Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: Are Doctors at Risk of Crossing the Ethical and Legal Boundary?

The 2015 Mark Brennan Prize: 

In a change to our usual criteria, the 2015 Mark Brennan Prize was awarded to Lancaster University Medical Ethics Society, who were the winners of our national Student Debate Competition.

The 2014 Mark Brennan Prize:

The Mark Brennan Prize 2014, sponsored by the Medical Defence Union, encouraged medical students and foundation doctors to look at the subject of Ethical Practice: What money cannot buy. Those submitting the top twelve poster abstracts were asked to produce a poster, and these were displayed at our annual Education Conference. Those submitting the top six poster abstracts were also asked to give a four minute oral presentation on their poster at the annual conference.

Delegates were asked to identify the best poster oral presentation, using the four following areas in reaching their decision:

• content of the poster

• presentation of the poster

• the oral presentation

• critical ethical analysis of the subject in question

 

Top six posters -

'Milking the Cash Cow – The Ethics of Buying Good Behaviour' - Emma Chan and Adam Clarke, University of Nottingham

'Should access to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) be limited by maternal age?' - Dr Katherine Pitt, North Middlesex University Hospital Trust

'Selling your eggs: An empirical study of young women's views on the ethics of financial compensation for egg donation' - Dr Frances Butcher, North Bristol NHS Trust

'Ethical practice: What money cannot buy' - Ellie Humphry and Joanna Dobbin, University of Nottingham

'Living organ donation – is it ever ethically justified?' - Hannah Copley, University of Cambridge

'Cash for contraception: the ethics of paying drug addicts to use long-term contraception' - Joanne Procter, University of Manchester

 

Additional posters -

'There is precious little left of healthcare that money cannot buy' -Nicolas Blondel, Barts and the London

 'How can we incentivise medical students to identify more ethical issues?' - Madi Benson, University of Leicester

'Whistleblowing: Low in Cost, Rich in Morals' - Hannah Coakley and Jennifer Hancox, University of Birmingham

'Living organ donation – is it ever ethically justified?' - Hannah Copley, University of Cambridge

'Cash for contraception: the ethics of paying drug addicts to use long-term contraception' - Joanne Procter, University of Manchester

'Uterine Transplantation; A Necessary Research Expenditure?' - Aisha Tahmina, University of Birmingham

'Should medical students be allowed to conscientiously object whilst training?' - Chantal Cox-George, University of Bristol

 

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The winning poster and presenation was 'Ethical practice: What money cannot buy' by Ellie Humphry and Joanna Dobbin, University of Nottingham (pictured above with Dr Rhona Knight, Chair of the IME Education Committee, and Dr Wing May Kong, IME Chair)

Their presentation examined issues of bargaining within the reality medical television arena, focusing on a case study from 'Embarrassing Bodies' in which a 19 year old undergoes a labiaplasty.

The 2013 Mark Brennan Prize:

Spoken word and video presentations finalists:

1. Shobitha Puvaneswaralingam, Dundee. Video - 'Trust me, I am a doctor'

2. Georgina McGuire, Bristol. Poem - 'Paint My Canvas'

3. Matt Rinaldi, Imperial. Poem - 'Hat Stand'

4. Bronwen Warner, Bristol. Poem - 'Multiple Sclerosis'

5. Fatima M. Addulazizi, Leicester. Narrative - 'Unwanted'

6. 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.

Visual Art:

1. Nicola Cooper-Moss, Keele. 'Amniocentesis'

2. Rory Hutchinson, Imperial. 'Homeless'

3. Libby Wilson, Bristol. 'Taking History'

4. Fergus Hamilton, Sheffield. 'Rage Comic'

5. Rebecca Carey, Imperial. 'Age Gap'

6. Egho Ireo, Bristol. 'Scrapbook'

The above work was on display during the conference. The entries were judged by Dr. Deborah Kirklin who awarded the MDU Mark Brennan Prize jointly to Rory Hutchinson and Libby Wilson

The 2012 Mark Brennan Prize:

Finalists:

Colin Coulter 'Moral Squeamishness or Moral Superiority: Should We Abandon the Dead Donor Rule?' in Princeton Journal of Bioethics Vol. XII Fall 2011, pp. 6-18.

Sarah Ahmed 'Diagnoses Naughty'. Read the Commentary here.document word

Eleanore Schafer 'Cannula'. document word

Leila Asfour 'A Case for Integrating Medical Humanities into Undergraduate Medical Ethics Teaching: an Interactive Presentation'. document word

Joanna Ish-Horowicz 'Through the Looking Glass: Using Video Journals to Express Feelings and Reactions to Ethical Issues in Clinical Attachments'. document word

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Egho Ireo 'A Concise Guide to Resilience' Scrapbook

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Sopozme Toghey 'The Use of a Virtual Patient to Express Feelings and Reactions to Ethical Issues Encountered in Clinical Attachments'. document word

Ted Wilson 'Lost in the Woods: Treatment Uncertainties and Ethical Issues Affecting Patients With Lyme Disease'.pdf document

James Carr 'To Operate or Not to Operate?' document word  j carr pic

Spoken word/Video Presentation:

Georgina McGuire: Poem: 'Paint My Canvas'. document word

Bronwen Warner: Poem: 'Multiple Sclerosis'. document word

Fatima Abdulazizi: 'Unwanted'.document word

Shobitha Puvaneswaralingam: Video.document word

Matt Rinaldi - Winner of Mark Brennan Prize. Poem: Hat Stand. document word

Visual Art Presentation:

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Rory Hutchinson (Joint Winner of MDU Mark Brennan Prize).  'Homeless'.  See the commentary here.document word 

 

 

 

 

 Nicola Cooper-Ross: 'Amniocentesis'.  Read the commentary here.document word

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Libby Wilson (Joint Winner of MDU Mark Brennan Prize).  'Taking History'.  Read the Commentary here.document word taking history l wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Carey 'Age Gap'.  Read the Commentary heredocument word

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Fergus Hamilton 'Rage Comic'.

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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. Gordon Stirrrat, 23rd February 2012.