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The 21st International Nursing Ethics Conference and the 6th International Care Ethics Conference

Ethical Responses to Covid-19 Pandemic Care Challenges - Sept 2021

Ethical Responses to Covid-19 Pandemic Care Challenges: Local and Global Perspectives - #CovidEthicsExeter

The Forum, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK on 2nd & 3rd September 2021


This year’s conference theme engages with the many ethical issues encountered by nurses, doctors and other care-givers in health and social care during the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference focuses on ethical responses to care challenges such as: negotiating caring relationships with patients, care home residents and families under pandemic conditions; managing scarce resources (for example, staff, personal protective equipment, ventilators and hospital beds); and supporting care-giver well-being in response to moral distress and moral injury. We also invite abstracts on non-Covid-19 topics relating to ethics education, practice and research as below.

The 2021 conference is organised by the Academy of Nursing, University of Exeter in collaboration with the international Editorial Board of the journal Nursing Ethics.

The Human Rights and Nursing Awards will be presented at the conference on 3rd September 2021 by University of Exeter Vice Chancellor, Professor Lisa Roberts.

Practitioners, researchers, educators, managers and students in the field of health and social care from around the world are invited to attend and participate in this conference to engage in discussion regarding responses to ethical challenges locally and globally.

This conference will be held on 2nd and 3rd September 2021 at The Forum, University of Exeter, England.

Plenary Speakers