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Autonomy Summer School 2017

6th July 2017 @ 9:30 am - 8th July 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Our 2017 Autonomy Summer School will be held at the Colchester Campus of the University of Essex. The theme of the Summer School is Objectivity, Risk and Powerlessness in Care Practices.

This year we’re pleased to welcome colleagues from the Ethics of Powerlessness project who will be leading sessions on day two of the Summer School. They have been working with care practitioners in the palliative care and hospice specialism and will be teaching sessions on the phenomenology of powerlessness and countering powerlessness in care settings.

The Summer School will be multi-disciplinary, will combine briefings on theory and applications to practice and will give delegates many opportunities to discuss the challenges of delivering care in a framework that supports and empowers individuals. We welcome practitioners in social work, law, medicine, psychiatry, as well as policy makers, students and academic researchers – in fact anyone who shares our interest in cultivating respect for the autonomy of recipients of care.

The fee for the Summer School is £475. This includes three nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the University of Essex, lunch on each day of the Summer School, plus all teaching and reading materials. Places on the Summer School are limited in number, so please apply early to book your space.

Please go to the Summer School page to apply using the online form.


6th July 2017 @ 9:30 am
8th July 2017 @ 4:30 pm


Essex University
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ United Kingdom
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01206 873333
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