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19 May 2010
Professor Richard Ashcroft's Inaugural Lecture:
'The Republic of Health - Ethics and Politics in 21st Century Healthcare'
Listen to a podcast of Professor Ashcroft's inaugural lecture (mp3 approx 40 minutes)
Richard Ashcroft, Professor of bioethics at Queen Mary, University of London, is currently involved in various high-profile research projects funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on the regulation of biomedicine. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Richard Ashcroft discusses the influence of political philosophy on health policies and ask whether ideology reflects what is really happening in GPs surgeries and hospital wards. Professor Ashcroft examines current political thinking with its emphasis on patient “choice and empowerment”, encouraging people to take greater responsibility for their own health and welfare.