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The Unimportance of Death

The Unimportance of Death
170 St. George Street, room 100
Time: Mar 30th, 4:00 pm End: Mar 30th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Medicine, Faculty of , History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Ethics
Lecture by Norman Fost, U Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

The Department for the Study of Religion, the Department of Historical Studies (UTM), and the Joint Centre for Bioethics are pleased to present:

Norman Fost, Professor Emeritus, Departments of Pediatrics & Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

The Unimportance of Death

Organ transplantation has long relied upon the "dead donor" rule, which requires that the donor be dead before the organs can be removed. Brain death and cardiac death are increasingly recognized as inadequate criteria for determining death, leading to proposals to allow removal of organs before death occurs. This talk will consider the ethical and policy implications of rethinking the "dead donor" rule.

Dr. Norman Fost, a graduate of Princeton, Yale, and Harvard, founded the Bioethics program at the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He writes and teaches on a wide range of topics in bioethics, including ethical issues in the use of performance-enhancing drugs and euthanasia of handicapped newborns.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contactthe Department for the Study of Religion at (416) 978-2395.

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