Thu 12:00 PM

Moral Distress and Conscientious Objection to Requested Care - Joel Frader - MH&B Lectures

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When: Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  
Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Searle Seminar Rm, 1st Floor
303 E. Superior  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Bryan Morrison   13125031927  
Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures
Category: Academic
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Joel Frader, MD, MA
Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Moral Distress and Conscientious Objection to Requested Care: Will the Real Professional Please Stand Up?

It has become fashionable for clinical professionals to invoke "moral distress" or "conscientious objection" when they want to opt out of providing requested care that conflicts with the clinician's personal/religious/philosophical views. However, such personal exemptions raise serious questions about what it means to practice a profession.

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The Special Topics in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures run weekly on Thursdays at noon, addressing diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. All lectures run from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a lunch.