Allegiance to Host Hesburgh Lecture on Medical Ethics
July 29, 2008
Jackson, Mich — Allegiance Health and the Notre Dame Club of Jackson are pleased to host a Hesburgh Lecture on Clinical Medical Ethics, Monday, August 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Anderson Building Auditorium. The event is free and includes lunch, but seating is limited. Call (517) 841-6903 to register.
The lecture will examine many of today’s controversial healthcare issues, such as gene therapy, human organ transplantation, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, the human genome project, managed care health systems and the distribution of healthcare sources.
Professor Rudolph M. Navari, MD, PhD, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, will examine these topics from a philosophical, theological and socio-economic perspective. Dr. Navari will also discuss the basic principles of clinical medical ethics and describe how these principles apply to contemporary healthcare.
Dr. Navari is a medical oncologist who joined the College of Science faculty at Notre Dame in 1999 to direct the Walther Cancer Research Center. In addition to teaching courses on the American healthcare system, he has active clinical research programs in drug development, palliative care and the doctor-patient relationship. He has published more than 80 research papers, the most recent dealing with supportive care issues in clinical oncology.