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Spring 2009 Intelligent Conversation Series kicks off with discussion of ‘Medical Ethics: The Complexities of Modern Medicine’
Spring 2009 Intelligent Conversation Series kicks off with discussion of ‘Medical Ethics: The Complexities of Modern Medicine’April 07, 2009Eileen Jevisejevis@uc.syr.edu
Many people feel there is an unwillingness to confront wrongdoing and a failure of moral courage in both the public and private sectors. The past year has seen a proliferation of corruption and irresponsibility in government, financial institutions, and the education and medical professions. In his Inaugural Address, President Obama vowed to usher in a “new era of responsibility,” but he has already experienced difficulty enforcing new, stricter ethics rules.
In the spring 2009 Intelligent Conversation Series, University College and Le Moyne College invite citizens to explore “Ethical Dilemmas in a Changing World.”
The first conversation in the series, examining “Medical Ethics: The Complexities of Modern Medicine,” is Tuesday, April 14, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium on the Le Moyne College campus. Parking is available in Lot C off Springfield Road (go to http://www.lemoyne.edu/resources/campusinfo.htm for directions). The event is free and open to the public.
Moderator Susan Bastable, professor of nursing and associate dean of applied health sciences at Le Moyne College, will be joined by two panelists: Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood, professor of bioethics and humanities and professor of medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and founding director of SU’s Renee Crown University Honors Program.
The panelists will discuss the increased attention to inequities in access to health care in the United States, with concern for how moral and intellectual integrity apply to this increasingly significant issue.
University College offers a variety of community programs, including seminars, lecture series, speaker forums and workshops. For more information, call (315) 443-YeSU or visit http://www.YeSU.syr.edu.