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The Jerome Medalie End of Life Issues Group 2009-2010

The schedule for 2009-2010 was as follows:


September 1st: Nancy Berlinger, PhD, Deputy Director and Research Scholar, The Hastings Center

Discussant: David H. Smith


Conscientious Objection and Moral Distress


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October 6th: Kathryn L. Tucker, JD, Director of Legal Affairs, Compassion & Choices

Discussants: James Silk (Yale Law School); Thomas Duffy; David H. Smith
Co-sponsor: Yale Law School’s Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights


Dignity, Liberty, and Human Rights at the Very End of Life


November 3rd - PANEL

**Matthew S. Ellman, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine/General Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
**Julie R. Rosenbaum, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine and Waterbury Hospital Health Center, Waterbury, CT
**Emily Cherlin, MSW, Yale School of Medicine
**Margaret Bia, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology; Director of the Clinical Skills Training Program, Yale School of Medicine

Discussant: Scott Long


Effectiveness of an Integrated Ward-based Program in Preparing Medical Students to care for Patients at the End-of-Life


December 1st:
John P. Lizza, PhD, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania,
Kutztown, PA

Discussant: David H. Smith


Definition of Death: The Current State of the Debate

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February 9th: David Ross-Russell, MD, ProHealthMD

Discussant: Thomas Duffy


Prognostication: Meaning and Interpretation of an Imprecise Science


March 2nd:
John Arras, PhD, Professor of Philosophy; Director of the Bioethics Undergraduate Program, University of Virginia

Discussant: David H. Smith

Justice and Health Care

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March 25th, The Jerome Medalie Lecture: Timothy Quill, MD, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities, Center for  Ethics,  Humanities and Palliative Care, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Discussants: Thomas Duffy; Scott Long; David H. Smith
Co-sponsors: Yale Cancer Center, Yale Humanities in Medicine Program, Yale Pediatric Ethics Program

Lecture to be given on a Thursday, at the Child Study Center's Cohen Auditorium, 230 South Frontage Rd.


Clinical, Ethical and Legal Issues at the End-of-Life: A Clinician's Journey

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April 6th:
John D. Lantos, MD, John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics, Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, Kansas
Discussant: Mark Mercurio

Lecture to be given at the Child Study Center's Cohen Auditorium, 230 South Frontage Rd.

Extreme Prematurity

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