A Research Network in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics on the island of Ireland
Project Commenced: 30/09/2019
Project Completion Date: 31/07/2020
Professor Anne-Maree Farrell
Other staff or partners
QUB staff interested in healthcare law, policy and ethics will be invited to participate in the planned seminar series arising out of the project grant.
It is a time of political, economic and social change on the island of Ireland. In the Republic of Ireland, there has been strong economic growth and significant social reform in areas such as abortion and marriage equality. Devolution has stalled in Northern Ireland and there are rising political and population divisions over Brexit.
Healthcare is one of the key policy sectors affected by these developments, with any change in the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union likely to have a significant impact on cross-border healthcare provision. Bringing together researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a series of workshops will be held to examine key healthcare topics such as reproduction, patient safety and end of life care.
The goals of the project are to establish a cross-border research network on healthcare law, policy and ethics for the first time and to identify a research agenda that will facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations and outputs in the future.