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Lunch Reservation - Ethics for Lunch March 21st (at CUMC)
Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
New York, NY
Center for Bioethics at Columbia University
cordially invites you to
The Gold Foundation
Ethics for Lunch Seminar Series:
Whose Interests Count?
George Hardart, MD
Director of Pediatric Clinical Bioethics and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Newborns and older children may have severe illnesses that force parents to make critical decisions. Dr. Hardart will present the case of a newborn with a life threatening illness where the family chose to turn down life-saving treatment at least partially based on the impact that the survival of the child would have on the family. Is it possible that in certain situations it really is appropriate to consider the interests of other involved parties? What justifications, if any, explain when and why it is appropriate? What about the interests of the newborn? The ethical and humanistic implications of these controversial decisions will be discussed.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Amphitheater, 1st floor
Physicians and Surgeons Building
Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th Street
(Between Broadway and Fort Washington Avenue)
New York, NY 10032
The event is free and all are encouraged to attend.
To request lunch, RSVP at http://ethicsforlunchmar21.eventbrite.com or call (212) 342-0452 by 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Lunch will be provided thanks to the generosity of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
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Center for Bioethics, Columbia University Medical Center
The Center for Bioethics provides an inter-disciplinary, inter-professional forum to advance both public understanding and scholarly work on contemporary issues in Bioethics. The Center explores these issues by providing education, promoting research, and offering service to diverse communities.