Discussing medical ethics

Over a year ago the Medical Ethics Society formed and has since been meeting weekly to discuss ethical cases, mainly presented by the BBC Radio 4 programme, Inside the Ethics Committee. Consisting mainly of prospective medical students as well as other interested students and led by Cheryl Osborne, the society has grown over the year. The group listen to a programme and then discuss the issues that have arisen, using Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction and the four main frameworks of medical ethics as starting points for debates. The group has found it interesting over time to develop their understanding of medical ethics and seeing the changes of opinions that have come with it: an obvious conclusion at the beginning of a case will often not be as straight forward by the end.

By Jenna Sajous and Adam Osborne, 6.2


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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