Professor Nancy Dubler (NYU) to host clinical ethics mediation workshops

Published: Monday 7th November 2016

As part of the ACU Luminaries Series, the Plunkett Centre for Ethics is presenting two upcoming workshops: Shaping Shared Solutions with NYU Professor, Nancy Dubler, will be held in Darlinghurst on Friday 11 November and Melbourne on Friday 18 November.

ACU academics, researchers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend Shaping Shared Solutions: A Workshop in Clinical Ethics Medication with Professor Nancy Dubler from New York University (NYU).

Two workshops will be delivered in Darlinghurst (Friday 11 November) and East Melbourne (Friday 18 November), as part of the new ACU Luminaries Series, and will be presented by the Plunkett Centre for Ethics (a joint centre of ACU and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney).

Workshop details

Date and time




Friday 11 November
8.30am to 4pm

Douglas Miller Lecture Theatre,
St Vincent’s Hospital,
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
(entry via Barcom Avenue).

Via the website (download, complete and return the registration form).

East Melbourne*

Friday 18 November
8am to 12.30pm (to be followed by lunch)

The Kelly Room,
Catholic Theological College,
278 Victoria Parade,
East Melbourne VIC 3002.

Essential by Monday 14 November as numbers are limited. Register via the website (download, complete and return the registration form).

“Healthcare practitioners sometimes wonder whether what they recommend really is what should be done, what is the best that can be done, for their patient in hospital. Families sometimes wonder whether they can adequately and clearly present the interests and values of the patient. They are concerned whether their beliefs and values, their wishes and priorities, about the person who is not only a member of their family but also a patient in a hospital, will influence decisions. Indeed, disagreements and even conflicts can arise over which decision, by whom, based on what facts and what understanding of those facts, will be best for the patient.” – Dr Bernadette Tobin, Director, Plunkett Centre for Ethics

In this workshop, you will develop techniques, and clarify principles, to guide sound solutions in end of life care. Topics will include:

  • concept of clinical ethics consultation
  • techniques of mediation
  • informed by ethical principle

This workshop will be delivered by Professor Dubler with:


Dr Peter Saul
Intensivist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle

Professor Cameron Stewart
Legal Practitioner, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney

East Melbourne

Dr Natasha MichaelPalliative Care Physician, Cabrini Hospital

Dr Bernadette TobinDirector, Plunkett Centre for Ethics, Australian Catholic University

Shaping Shared Solutions is part of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy’s new ACU Luminaries Series.

* The Shaping Shared Solutions (East Melbourne) workshop will be presented by the Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics, in collaboration with the Plunkett Centre for Ethics.