Professor Alastair V Campbell

Professor Alastair V Campbell

Emeritus Director
Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore



Clinical Ethics
Date: 22 September 2017, Friday
Time: 10.45am – 12.45pm
Synopsis :Family Physicians aspire to discharge their duties to the best of their abilities. With increasing complexity of medical care options and the increasing expectations of personal and professional accountability, physicians often encounter multiple issues that require them to analyse and balance complex ethical conflicts, make difficult decisions and justify why the decisions are made. Clinical ethics provide a means to an awareness of the values and ethical conflicts, and together with ethical and clinical competencies, it serves to provide a platform for good patient care. An overview of the clinical ethics in healthcare setting will be presented, followed by interactive workshops, where scenarios on clinical ethical issues faced by family physicians in decision making will be discussed.


Professor Alastair V Campbell is the Emeritus Director, of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore. He is a former President of the International Association of Bioethics. He is a recipient of the HK Beecher Award, a Fellow of the Hastings Centre, New York and of the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, Honorary Vice President of the Institute of Medical Ethics, and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His recent books include Health as Liberation (1996), Medical Ethics (with D.G. Jones and G. Gillet, 3rd Edition 2005), The Body in Bioethics (2009) and Bioethics: the Basics (2013). He was formerly chair of the Ethics and Governance Council of UK Biobank, is currently a member of the Bioethics Advisory Committee to the Singapore Government, and was formerly a Board member of the Health Sciences Authority.