Our Spring 2018 workshop, ‘Moral Distress and Powerlessness’, will take place at the University of Essex on Friday 23rd February 2018.
Moral distress is a key concept in nursing and more generally in the context of health care practices. It is the distress experienced by agents who know what the right course of action is but are prevented from taking it by external constraints (material, hierarchical or institutional, for example). Moral distress differs from moral conflict in that there is no dilemma about what to do, but a sense of being powerless to do what one thinks is right. In this workshop, we seek to understand the experience of moral distress, to determine whether/when it is ethically appropriate, and whether faith, hope and love might be of help in dealing with moral distress.
- Dr Matt Bennett (University of Essex)
- Dr Karen Chumbley (St Helena Hospice)
- Professor Elizabeth Epstein (University of Virginia)
- Dr Alex Georgiadis (Healthwatch)
- Professor John Lippitt (University of Hertfordshire)
- Georgina Morley (University of Bristol)
- Dr Ewen Speed (University of Essex)
Programme, Green Paper, and Speaker/Talk details to follow.
The workshop will be taking place in the Lakeview Room, which is on the second floor of the new Silberrad Centre, on the Colchester campus of the University of Essex. You can find directions to the room on our interactive campus map http://www.wai2go.com/.
To reach Colchester by car from London and South Essex, leave the A12 at the Colchester (A133) exit. If you are approaching from Ipswich, leave the A12 at the exit for Colchester (A1232). You can then follow the road signs to Colchester campus, which is in East Colchester off the A133. The postcode for the Colchester campus is CO4 3SQ, but please be aware that directions from satellite navigation can sometimes be misleading.
We have several car parks available on campus and would recommend Valley car park as the nearest to the workshop location. Please note that there are visitor parking charges on a Friday, and these are pay and display.
If you are travelling by train, the nearest station is Wivenhoe. Buses to campus (the 62) leave from right outside the station. Alternatively, buses (the 62) and taxis to campus are available at Colchester North Station.
For more information about getting here, please refer to the travel page on the main University website.