8:00am - 9:00am|
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Advance Directives, Dementia and Physician-Assisted Death
Bonnie Steinbock, PhD
Professor of Philosophy
University of Albany
Bonnie Steinbock is Professor of Philosophy at the University at Albany, and a founding faculty member of the Union-Mount Sinai Bioethics Program. She is the author of 65 articles and encyclopedia entries, and a book, Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses, a second edition of which was published Oxford University Press in July 2011. She is the editor of Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Reproduction (Ashgate 2002) and The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics (2007). Her co-edited anthologies include Public Health Ethics: Theory, Policy, and Practice (Oxford 2006) and Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine (McGraw-Hill 2012, 8th ed.) She is a Fellow of the Hastings Center, on the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Ethics, and a member of the ethics committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. In Fall 2008, she had a scholarly residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center on Lake Como, Italy, and in April 2012, she was in residence at the Brocher Foundation on Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
At the conclusion of this presentation participants should be able to:
1. Explain why contemporary competence is both a safeguard and a limit on autonomy in aid-in-dying laws.
2. Explain the conceptual problem (the then-self/now-self problem) posed by severe dementia for implementing advance directives.
|Location: ||Class of 1962 Auditorium, Kornberg Medical Research Building|
Posted by: Mary Lou Beagan, Medicine, 27-Sep-13 6:54pm ET