Ethics in Modern Medicine
Physician-Assisted Dying: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
with Jim Childress, John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics
Thursday, November 30
Alumni Hall Ballroom
Over the last few years, several states in the U.S. have adopted laws that permit physician-assisted dying (PAD), sometimes called physician-assisted suicide, and other states are considering such laws. These laws permit physicians, under certain conditions, to prescribe medication so patients can end their lives.
This presentation will consider why PAD has become a positive option for some; the ethical arguments, pros and cons about PAD; the experience in states and other countries that have accepted PAD; and concerns about a “slippery slope” in assisted dying that may put vulnerable populations at risk particularly in the absence of universal health care.
Parking will be available at Alumni Hall.
Coffee and breakfast pastries provided.
Monday, December 18
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Details and formal invitation coming soon.
Reunions Weekend 2018
May 31 – June 3, 2018 | University of Virginia
Members of the Thomas Jefferson are invited to attend Reunions Weekend every year!
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