End of Life Issues 2009-2010

The schedule for 2009-2010 was as follows:

September 1st: Nancy Berlinger, PhD, Deputy Director and Research Scholar, The Hastings Center

Discussant: David H. Smith

Conscientious Objection and Moral Distress
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October 6th: Kathryn L. Tucker, JD, Director of Legal Affairs, Compassion & Choices

Discussants: James Silk (Yale Law School); Thomas Duffy; David H. Smith
Co-sponsor: Yale Law School’s Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

Dignity, Liberty, and Human Rights at the Very End of Life

November 3rd - PANEL

Matthew S. Ellman, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine/General Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Julie R. Rosenbaum, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine and Waterbury Hospital Health Center, Waterbury, CT
Emily Cherlin, MSW, Yale School of Medicine
Margaret Bia, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology; Director of the Clinical Skills Training Program, Yale School of Medicine

Discussant: Scott Long

Effectiveness of an Integrated Ward-based Program in Preparing Medical Students to care for Patients at the End-of-Life

December 1st: John P. Lizza, PhD, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA

Discussant: David H. Smith

Definition of Death: The Current State of the Debate
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February 9th: David Ross-Russell, MD, ProHealthMD

Discussant: Thomas Duffy
Prognostication: Meaning and Interpretation of an Imprecise Science

March 2nd: John Arras, PhD, Professor of Philosophy; Director of the Bioethics Undergraduate Program, University of Virginia

Discussant: David H. Smith
Justice and Health Care

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March 25th, The Jerome Medalie Lecture: Timothy Quill, MD, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities, Center for  Ethics,  Humanities and Palliative Care, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Discussants: Thomas Duffy; Scott Long; David H. Smith
Co-sponsors: Yale Cancer Center, Yale Humanities in Medicine Program, Yale Pediatric Ethics Program

Clinical, Ethical and Legal Issues at the End-of-Life: A Clinician’s Journey

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April 6th: John D. Lantos, MD, John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics, Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, Kansas
Discussant: Mark Mercurio

Extreme Prematurity
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