PhD Candidates Mary Tumelty and Hope Davidson presented papers at the 35th International Congress of the International Association of Mental Health Lawyers (IALMH), which was held in Prague from 9th to 14th of July 2017.
The biannual congress, which is the largest of its kind, was attended by leading academic lawyers, psychiatrists, and other healthcare professions.
Mary Tumelty delivered a paper entitled ‘Coping with Medical Negligence: An Analysis of the Impact of Litigation on Medical Practitioners’ on the Therapeutic Jurisprudence stream at the International Congress. Her paper examined the adverse impact of litigation on medical practitioners in Ireland through a discussion and analysis of her empirical research findings within a law and emotions framework. Mary gratefully received conference funding from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to attend and present at the IALMH.
Hope delivered a paper on ‘Decision-making in dementia care: autonomy, capacity and informed consent’ in one of the two dedicated dementia streams. Hope’s attendance was generously funded by the Irish Research Council.