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A Defense of Physician Assisted Death - Mark Sheldon

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When: Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic


The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics


A Montgomery Lecture


Mark Sheldon, PhD
Distinguished Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Department of Philosophy, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Ethicist, Rush University Medical Center

A Defense of Physician Assisted Death

Physicians engage in activities that facilitate patients’ deaths.  The claim that is often made is that these activities are different from what is often called physician assisted suicide. Are they?  What distinctions are offered to differentiate such activities, and do the distinctions hold?


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