[SydPhil] CAVE Workshop on Dementia Care (with programme details); 29-30 May; Macquarie Uni

Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Fri May 17 14:17:59 AEST 2019

Hi all,

Apologies for cross-posting.

Macquarie University's Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE) invites you to a two-day workshop:

Dates: 29 & 30 May 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue: Theatre 102, MGSM, Macquarie University (99 Talavera Rd; F23 on campus map https://www.mq.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/108142/Campus-Map.pdf)

This two-day interdisciplinary workshop aims to bring together scholars from different fields of research such as philosophy and applied ethics, legal studies, clinical medicine, and cognitive sciences to discuss various topics on how moral theories deal with practical challenges in the context of dementia care. On the first day, speakers discuss how people with dementia pose challenges for many of the existing accounts of dignity, moral agency, personhood, and capacity to consent. The second day of the workshop follows the theoretical discussions by focusing more on practical challenges of dementia care such as using assistive technologies, legal issues of substituted decision-making, and antipsychotic treatment for people with dementia in long-term care facilities. At the end of the workshop, there will be a roundtable discussion to share ideas and talk about future plans.

DAY 1: Wednesday, 29th May 2019
08:30-09:00 Registration, Arrival Tea & Coffee (MGSM Hotel Foyer)
09:00-09:15 Introductory remarks
09:15-10:15 ‘Moral Self-Orientation in Alzheimer’s Dementia’ by Dr. Steve Mathews (Plunkett Centre for Ethics & ACU)
10:15-10:45 Coffee break (Foyer)
10:45-11:40 ‘The Impact of Dementia on the Self and Other in Couples: Who Are We Now?’ by Dr. Amee Baird (MQ)
11:40- 12:30 ‘Autonomy and Personhood of People with Dementia in Bioethics: The Use of Antipsychotics as a Case in Point’ by Hojjat Soofi (MQ)
12:30-13:30 Lunch (Macquarie Room)
13:30-14:30 ‘Holding People in Dignity’ by Dr. Suzy Killmister (Monash University)
14:30-15:00 (A brief commentary) TO BE CONFIRMED
15:00-15:30 Afternoon Tea (Foyer)

DAY 2: Thursday, 30th May 2019
08:30-09:00 Registration, Arrival Tea & Coffee (Foyer)
09:00-10:00 ‘Conceptualising People with Dementia as Part of Their Social Environment’ by Dr. Celia Harris (MQ)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break (Foyer)
10:30-11:15 ‘Dementia and the Ethics of Assistive Brain Technologies’ by Dr. Frederic Gilbert (UTAS)
11:15-12:00 ‘Law, Autonomy and Dementia: Decision-making Capacity and Legal Uncertainty’ by Dr. Lise Barry (MQ)
12:00-12:30 Theatre Room 102    Roundtable discussion
12:30-13:30 Lunch (Macquarie Room)

Event is free, but spaces are limited. Please register by sending an email to hojjat.soofi at hdr.mq.edu.au.

If you wish to receive CAVE announcements, please send an email to arts.cave at mq.edu.au.


Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>

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