24 August 2017
A partnership between mediation and healthcare
Thursday, 24 August
We are living amongst an increasingly multicultural and ageing population that has diverse values. Options for medical care are growing in complexity, making treatment disputes inevitable. Bioethics Mediation, developed by Nancy Dubler in the US in the 1980s, applies dispute resolution skills to the hospital setting and assists with resolution of disagreements that emerge in patient care. The process involves medical professionals, patients and families, who face decisions about patient care in the face of severe disability and end of life.
Join the Facilitative Special Interest Group and guest speaker, Dr Nicole Ash, to explore the partnership between mediation and healthcare. Nicole will address the following issues in her presentation:
- Is the bioethical mediation process unique and how does it differ from the traditional facilitation model?
- The associated ethical dilemmas that impact the process
- The issues, ethical or otherwise, that arise from the model
- What are the possibilities for use of bioethical mediation in the local context and what is happening in the field in Australia?
About Dr Nicole Ash
Nicole Ash is a nationally accredited mediator and a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She is part of an innovative team of mediators at The Resolution Space and also owns a business, Bespoke Dispute Management.
Before becoming a mediator, Nicole worked in several capacities across hospitals, community settings and health service department. She has been a doctor and has also worked in change management, operations management and policy. Nicole brings a combination of her healthcare experience and mediation skills to assist individuals to achieve genuine and positive outcomes in workplace, medical, family and business settings.
Nicole has studied the work of Nancy Dubler and has a great interest in the area of Bioethics.