Dr Mark Sheehan on Radio 4 'Inside the Ethics Committee'

In this programme a panel of experts discuss real-life cases to explore the workings of clinical ethics committees.

The topic was 'How should a surgeon respond when obese patients, who have paid privately for weight loss surgery, seek NHS help when that surgery has unexpected consequences?'

For more information on the programme and to listen via BBC iPlayer click here



Neuroscience studies the brain and mind, and thereby some of the most profound aspects of human existence. In the last decade, advances in imaging and manipulating the brain have raised ethical challenges, particularly about the moral limits of the use of such technology, leading to the new discipline of neuroethics. The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, led by experts from ethics, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry and legal theory, will be the first international centre in the UK dedicated to neuroethical research.



Neuroethics is arguably the most rapidly advancing and exciting field of research in biomedical ethics today because it addresses head-on the two most important subjects relevant to who we are and how we live: the brain and mind.