Monday, February 19, 2007

"End-of-Life" Lecture at Allegheny College on Feb. 21st

On February 13, 2007, Allegheny College, in Meadville, PA, announced that its annual "Lehman Medical Ethics Lecture Series", will focus on "End-of-Life Decisions". The speaker will be bioethicist Stuart Youngner, M.D.

His lecture, entitled “End-of-Life Decisions: The Illusion of Control and the Sense of Responsibility”, will be presented on Wednesday, February 21, 2007, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Quigley Auditorium at Allegheny College. The event is free and open to the public.

The College's Press Announcement tells about the speaker:

An internationally recognized scholar in biomedical ethics, Youngner teaches at Case Western Reserve University, where he is the Susan E. Watson Professor and chairman of the department of bioethics. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of the “Journal of Medicine and Philosophy,” the “Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal” and the “Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.” He has been elected a fellow of the Hastings Center and the American Psychiatric Association and has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Youngner has served as a consultant to the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Institute of Medicine and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He has served as president of the Society for Bioethics Consultation and is a founding member of the board of directors of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. He co-directed a national task force that examined the need for standards for ethics committees and clinical ethics consultation and is the chair of the ethics committee of the Musculoskeletal Foundation.

Youngner has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and is the editor or coeditor of eight books, including “The Definition of Death: Contemporary Controversies” and “Transplanting Human Tissue: Ethics, Policy and Practice.”

The Lehman Medical Ethics Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Allegheny College alumnus and retired orthopedic surgeon John W. Lehman, M.D. (1954), and his wife, Deborah.

For more information about the presentation, contact Kirsten Peterson at 814-332-2845.