Denison Lecture on the Ethics of Harvesting Organs
Date of Event: December 4, 2009
Posted: November 19, 2009
D. Micah Hester, medical ethicist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Services, will present a lecture on “Dying Right: Should We Take Organs after Stopping Someone’s Heart?” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at Denison University’s Talbot Hall, room 210 (350 Ridge Road). The event is free and open to the public.
In medicine, a concern for when patients die periodically arises in organ procurement cases. The lecture will explore issues surrounding the question of the “dead donor rule” versus the “donation after cardiac death” practice of organ procurement.
Hester is associate professor of medical humanities and pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, as well as clinical ethicist at Arkansas Children's Hospital. With a doctorate in philosophy from Vanderbilt, he has authored and edited eight books and dozens of journal articles. Hester also coordinates the Pediatric Ethics Consortium, a national professional initiative to promote pediatric ethics scholarship and education.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. For more information, contact 740-587-6387 or visit www.denison.edu.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — D. Micah Hester will present “Dying Right: Should We Take Organs after Stopping Someone’s Heart?” at 3:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 4, in Talbot Hall, room 210 (350 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6387 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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