'Ethics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children' shortlisted for PROSE Award

2020 Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Awards

We are delighted to announce that Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu's book 'Ethics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children: From disagreement to dissensus' has received further recognition from the Association of American Publishers, and has been shortlisted in the Clinical Medicine category.

AAP has announced the finalists for the 2020 Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Awards honoring scholarly works published in 2019, comprising a total of 157 finalists across 49 subject categories.

The field will be further refined over the next few weeks with the announcement of a Subject Category Winner for each of the 49 categories. 

Subject Category Winners will then  go on to compete for one of five 2019 PROSE Award for Excellence awards in Biological and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Reference Works and Social Sciences.

These five Excellence Winners will then go forward to the next round to decide which will receive the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award, the top prize of the annual PROSE competition.  

The list of finalists can be viewed here.

BMA President's Award Category

We are delighted to announce that Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu's book 'Ethics, Conflict and Medical Treatment for Children: From disagreement to dissensus' has won the BMA President's Award Category (chosen by Professor Raanan Gillon).

The BMA medical book awards takes place annually to recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature. Prizes are awarded in 20 categories, with an overall BMA Medical book of the year award taken from the category winners.

Professor Gillon commented: "As you'd expect, I have a bias towards books about medical ethics - good books of course. I was delighted therefore to find that this excellent little volume - so clearly demonstrating good analytical medical ethics applied to real ethical dilemmas arising in real medical practice - had been shortlisted in the basis of medicine category (medical ethics is indeed a vital component of the basis of medicine). The book is written by two Oxford University medical ethicists, Dominic Wilkinson who is also a practising neonatologist and Julian Savulescu, also a medical doctor but for many years now a full time philosophical bioethicist. Its genesis was primarily the notorious case of baby Charlie Gard whose parents were prevented from taking him to America to try a treatment with a very low probability of benefiting him; but it also considers a wide range of other disagreements between parents and doctors about the treatment of those parents’ children.

At the core of the book is the requirement to consider the strongest arguments for both sides of such disputes, recognise that sometimes agreement (consensus) is simply unachievable, (as with the authors' own views about the Charlie Gard case, so rigorously argued out in the book); and then some sensible proposals about how best to deal with residual dissensus. This is an excellent book- congratulations to the authors."

See all 2019 winners here.

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