Conference on ethics education from Nov 15

The Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University, will organise the fifth conference of International Association of Education in Ethics from November 15 to 17. The theme of the conference is "Curricular Innovations in Ethics Education."

Briefing media persons here, centre director Dr Vina Vaswani said that ethics is a branch of moral philosophy that discusses the distinction between right and wrong, good and bad, virtue and vice, which is an essential component of the healthcare practice. Delegates from more than 10 countries, including USA, Ireland, Turkey, Italy, Philippines, Indonesia, Republic of South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania and Australia, are taking part in the conference.

Along with the main conference, the centre is also organising two pre-conference workshops. On November 13, there will a pre-conference workshop for international and Indian students on ethics. A poster and debate competition will also be organised on the occasion. An open lecture on challenges to school education in the 21st century will be conducted by writer Kavitha Bhupta Ghosh. An international nursing colloquium focusing on the role of nurses in ensuring ethically enhanced health care practices will be held on November 14, she added.

The conference of ethics educators will be inaugurated by former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. International Association of Education in Ethics president Dr Bert Gordijn will be the guest of honour.

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