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Ethical Care of the Prisoner-Patient

September 30, 2015

Michelle Curl, RN, BSN. Liver Transplant Coordinator. Sarah Fotheringham, JD. Associate General Counsel, UNC Health Care System. Arlene Davis, JD. UNC Center for Bioethics. Paul Ossman, MD, MPH. Associate Director, Hospital Medicine Program. **No CEUs will be offered for this February session.

Ethics in end of life care

September 30, 2015

Margaret P. Battin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Ethics, at the University of Utah. At the end of life, decisions arise which may present complex ethical dilemmas. Such decisions include the best treatment to ease a patient’s suffering, the benefits and drawbacks of various treatments, the … Read more

Grappling with guardianship

September 30, 2015

Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney is the managing attorney of The Elder Law Clinic, where she supervises upper level law students in representing actual clients in civil matters.

End of life conflicts in South Africa

September 30, 2015

Our visiting scholars, Sharon Kling and Keymanthri Moodley, discuss approaches to withholding and withdrawing treatments, and to physician assisted suicide, as they are encountered in South Africa. In 1994, the South African Law Commission recommended legalising doctor-assisted suicide. A related bill was published for comment in 1997 but never enacted. In 2015, an important legal precedent was … Read more

Health and human rights in the sustainable development goal era

September 30, 2015

Veronica Magar (DrPH, MPH, MA) currently leads the Gender, Equity and Human Rights Team at the World Health Organization, with the mandate to mainstream WHO’s priority cross-cutting themes across all policies and programs. Before joining WHO in 2013, she held the position of Executive Director of r e a c h (research and action for change), based in Delhi, India, leading … Read more