Following the launch of the First Annual Summer Workshop last year, we are delighted to present to you the upcoming Clinical Ethics Workshop Series and its inaugural workshop, The Duty of Disclosure and What it Means for All of Us. The series will cover a broad spectrum of ethical issues that the frontline healthcare community, medico-legal practitioners and ethicists are likely to encounter day by day in their duties and working environment.  We are very honored to have Mr. James Badenoch QC to deliver a plenary talk on Patient Consent: A Dramatic Change In The Law – What does the Supreme Court decision in Montgomery mean for doctors? and share his court case in victory to overturning the Bolam principle about the doctors’ duty of disclosure.

The workshop comprises a lively mix of lectures, cases and panel discussions to discuss and challenge the ethical, legal and regulatory framework underpinning required professional behaviors.   Academics, healthcare professionals, medico-legal practitioners and interested parties are welcome!


Date: 5 September 2015 (Saturday)

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)

Venue: Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Traffic Directory)

Registration: FULL (For enquiries, please email

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Event recaps:

Presentation slides


Introductory Remarks

Session I: The Duty of Disclosure

What is the Ethical Duty of Disclosure

Informed Consent – A Practitioner’s Viewpoint

Problems and Exceptions to Informed Consent

Session I: The Duty of Disclosure – Q&A Session

Patient Consent: A Dramatic Change in the Law

Plenary Talk – Q&A Session

Disclosing Patients Condition to Others

Case Discussions

Is Lying to our Patients Acceptable?

Requests for Deception

Deception amongst Healthcare Workers

Session III: Non-disclosure and Lying – Q&A Session

Stay tuned with the Centre’s upcoming workshops!

  • The Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • Capacity and Competence for Decision Making
  • Disagreements between Patients & Health Providers
  • Negligence & Errors

CPD accreditations pending

Enquiries: CUHK Centre for Bioethics
Tel.: 3943 9876