Taking Care: Perspectives for the End of Life

The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity 
26th Annual Summer Conference
June 20–22, 2019
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

 

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Durring our 26th annual summer conference, Taking Care: Perspectives for the End of Life, distinguished speakers examined foundational concepts and bioethical considerations related to death, dying, and end-of-life care and decision-making. Plenary sessions focused on theological foundations, contemporary cultural practices surrounding death and dying, the role of faith in end-of-life care, disparities in care, cost of care and patient goods, and lessons from the Netherlands for physician-assisted suicide. Workshops and paper sessions explored additional issues from among the wide spectrum of traditional and emerging bioethical topics, ranging from beginning-of-life issues and dilemmas in clinical ethics to reproductive and genetic ethics, disability ethics, emerging technology assessment, historical analyses, philosophical foundations, policy considerations, and legal implications.

Conference Objectives:

Identify the prospects and challenges for the evolving landscape of bioethical engagement within the context of shifting global and societal realities and advances in medicine and biotechnology.

Explore & discuss the ethical implications of recent developments in medicine, science, and technology with respect to our individual and common humanity.

Evaluate contemporary bioethical discourses in light of ethical approaches that include philosophical, religious, and other perspectives from the medical humanities.

Promote interdisciplinary engagement on pressing bioethical issues.

Plenary Speakers

Courses

1-Day Preconference Workshops

  • Conscientious Practice in Healthcare: Ethical, Clinical, and Legal Issues | Led by Steven Aden, JD & Lauris Kaldjian, MD, PhD
  • Suffering, Pain, Opioids, and Compassionate Care for Patients: Controversies and Hope | Led by Ryan Nash, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM & Nicole Shirilla, MD, MEd

1-Day Pastors Workshop

Sponsored Workshops

  • Rights of Conscience for Healthcare Professionals | Hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Bioethics, Autonomy, and Clashes of Values | Hosted by American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Euthanasia and Eugenics: The Pediatric Connection  | Hosted by American College of Pediatricians
  • Fatal Flaws: Turning Back the Legalization of Assisted Suicide | Hosted by Americans United for Life with Steven H. Aden, JD
  • Anatomy of a Perfect Crime: How to Dissect the Typical Assisted Suicide Statute and Expose Its Harmful Nature | Hosted by Bioethics Defense Fund
  • Whither Futility? Seeking a New Vocabulary for Difficult End-of-Life Decisions | Hosted by Christian Legal Society 
  • Dignity and Dementia | Hosted by Christian Medical & Dental Associations 
  • Caring for the Suffering: Drugs, Consciousness, and Becoming Human | Hosted by The Ohio State University Center for Bioethics 
  • Organ Procurement Strategies: Protecting the Sacredness of Donor and Recipient | Hosted by Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

 In Partnership with

American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians & Gynocologists   Americans College of Pediatricians   Americans United for Life   Christian Legal Society
Charlotte Lozier Institute   Christian Medical & Dental Associations   Intervarsity Nurses Christian Fellowship    

 Sponsored by

American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians & Gynocologists   Americans College of Pediatricians   Americans United for Life    
Christian Legal Society   Christian Medical & Dental Associations   Intervarsity Nurses Christian Fellowship    
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