GW4 academic Professor Jenny Kitzinger has won a prestigious British Medical Association Patient Information Award for ‘Information on Ethical Issues’. The award, shared with Professor Celia Kitzinger of the University of York, recognises Professor Kitzinger’s work to create an online resource for families and health professionals about long-term vegetative and minimally conscious states.
The project connects with work that Professor Kitzinger is doing as part of GW4’s “Dying with Reduced Agency: People, Places, Principles and Policies” research community.
On winning the award, Professor Kitzinger said:
“I am delighted with the recognition from the BMA, and hope the resource will support families, healthcare and legal professionals, as well as policy makers, to address complex ethical issues about the treatment of these patients under extremely difficult circumstances”.
A short film about the impact of the work is available.