The International Care Ethics (ICE) Observatory

The ICE Observatory promotes international research, development of ethics teaching, cross-cultural discussion and understanding, and ethical inter-professional and inter-agency co-operation. It runs regular conferences and seminars.

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Nursing Ethics journal

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Human Rights and Nursing Awards

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Assisted Dying Panel Event

On 8th May 2017 the International Care Ethics Observatory in the School of Health Sciences hosted a panel event on the theme of 'Should Assisted Dying be Legalised: The Ethical Arguments'. 

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ICE Observatory Nursing Ethics Heritage Launch: An inspirational encounter

The International Care Ethics (ICE) Observatory team and Advisory Board members were thrilled to welcome Professor Marsha Fowler to the University of Surrey on the 25th and 26th January 2016. Professor Fowler is a scholar and nurse ethicist and has donated to the Observatory a substantial collection of nursing ethics literature ranging from 1889 to the present day.

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Beginning and Valuing Lives: Some Big Questions and Why Little Things Matter

Inspired by her experience at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Ann went on to work as a mental health nurse, educator and then on to a career in research.  Her research topics have included dignity in care, professionalism, ethics education, virtue ethics and slow ethics'. 

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