The Cartwright Legacy at 25 Years

An event to mark the anniversary of the Cartwright Report of August 1988

Friday 27 September 2013     10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Fickling Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland

The programme will feature Dame Silvia Cartwright and other speakers, including:
–        Prof Charlotte Paul – Screening programmes
–        A/Prof Martin Tolich – Ethics committees post 2012
–        Dr Lester Levy – Impact on hospitals
–        Phillida Bunkle – Ethical issues post Cartwright
–        Marie Bismark – Learning from patients’ voices
–        Jo Fitzpatrick –  The consumer experience

Cost:  $80 (including paper bag lunch and morning/afternoon tea)

Organised by the Cartwright Collective:  Ruth Bonita, Phillida Bunkle, Sandra Coney, Jo Fitzpatrick, Jo Manning, Clare Matheson, Betsy Marshall and Lynda Williams

Sponsored by the Auckland Women’s Health Council and the Cancer Society Auckland.

The Cartwright Report

In June 1987 Phillida Bunkle and Sandra Coney published an article in Metro magazine alleging unethical research at Auckland University’s Post-Graduate School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at National Women’s Hospital.  In response, the Government established a judicial inquiry headed by [then] District Court Judge Silvia Cartwright.

Judge Cartwright’s findings and recommendations were published on 5 August 1988 in what has become known as the Cartwright Report. In addition to finding that the allegations of unethical research were largely correct, Judge Cartwright’s recommendations led to the establishment of the Office of Health and Disability Commissioner and a Code of Health Consumers’ Rights.  Also, teaching practice was changed at National Women’s Hospital and Auckland Medical School to conform to international practice, independent health ethics committees were set up throughout New Zealand, and the National Cervical Screening Programme was established.

For further information and to register contact:  Lynda Williams

For further information about the Cartwright Report see:

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One Response to The Cartwright Legacy at 25 Years

  1. Pauline Edwards says:

    Hi BPW NZ any likelihood of the event being recorded by the convenors or even going out live, and then put on line on our Website for those BPW’ers who will not be able to attend, please and thank you Pauline Edwards

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