Physician Aid in Dying: An Examination from Spiritual and Ethical Perspectives

December 7, 2021 -
8:00am to 10:00am

Healthcare and Religion Lecture Series

Heather Mikes, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Timothy Quill, MD
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Palliative Care and Nursing
University of Rochester Medical Center

Jonathan Weinkle, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
​University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Abstract: In considering Physician Aid in Dying (PAD), clinicians confront ethical and spiritual challenges. Dr. Mikes will provide an update on the latest in legal, practical, and medical aspects of the practice. She will then moderate a discussion with Drs. Quill and Weinkle regarding the role of the physician, as well as ethical and spiritual arguments for and against PAD. 

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Co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics & Health Law, Department of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies Program, Palliative and Supportive Institute of UPMC, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

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