Andrew Papanikitas Primary Care Health Sciences and John Spicer Health Education England give a talk on their Knowledge Exchange research project on teaching ethics to medical students.
Andrew Papanikitas, Primary Care Health Sciences
Dr Andrew Papanikitas qualified as a general practitioner (MRCGP) in 2008. His PhD in medical education was awarded in June 2014 and is entitled, "From the classroom to the clinic: ethics education and general practice." The PhD is one element of a broad interest in professional ethics education as applied in medicine (and more specifically primary care) and in the notion that education represents the active translation of ideas between the academy and practice. Dr Papanikitas is part of an informal network of academics, educators, and clinicians with an interest in the study of ethics in, of, and for primary healthcare. He welcomes conversations on this topic, especially via the 'Primary Care Ethics' LinkedIn Group which is now approaching 300 members from the UK and internationally.
John Spicer, Health Education England
Dr John Spicer has been a GP in South London for 35 years, and is a leader of postgraduate primary care education for Health Education England. He has taught Clinical Law and Ethics at St George’s University of London for ten years, and contributed to the literature in this arena via various books and articles. He is engaged more generally in the medical humanities and is a Trustee director of the London Arts and Health Forum.