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Catholics in Health and Social Care: Ethics and Practice

Date: Saturday 19th March 2022

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Venue: The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB

Are you looking for an opportunity to meet people motivated by their faith to care for others? Would you like to explore the unique contribution that faith makes to the health and social care sector? Are you interested in learning about the ethical challenges work in this sector may bring?

If so, you are invited to attend one of three training days organised by St Mary’s University, The Anscombe Bioethics Centre and the Bios Centre. The training day will discuss the appropriate Christian response to a wide range of challenges affecting practice in health and social care. Distinguished speakers will lead discussions on assisted suicide, hope-filled accompaniment for those who are dying, conscientious objection and arising policy challenges. 

Although a Catholic ethical approach will be taken in most sessions, the events will be appropriate for any Christian or, indeed, anybody who is concerned about the ethical challenges for practitioners that are developing in the health and social care sector.


  • Archbishop Leo Cushley
    Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh
  • Prof David Albert Jones
    Director of The Anscombe Bioethics Centre
  • Margaret Doherty
    Director of the Centre for the Art of Dying Well
  • Dr Helen Watt
    Senior Research Fellow of the Bios Centre
  • Panel discussion with chaplains and practitioners in health and social care


This event can be booked online. Registration costs £20.

If you have difficulty in meeting the cost of the day, you may be eligible for a free place. Please contact for further information.

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