‘Medical Aid in Dying’ talk scheduled at SIU

A presentation that assesses why a proposal that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain medical assistance to end their lives should be passed by the Illinois General Assembly is the focus of the 2020 John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence lecture scheduled at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Thaddeus Mason Pope, director of the Health Law Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, plans to present “Medical Aid in Dying: Assessing the Illinois Patient Choices at End of Life Act.” 

The lecture is at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the SIU School of Law in Carbondale. The lecture is free and the public is welcome.

Pope is an expert on medical law and clinical ethics, with a special focus on patient rights and health care decision-making. 

This is the law school’s 15th bioethicist-in-residence lecture, and the 13th since John C. and Dr. Marsha G. Ryan endowed the visiting lecture series.

Founded in 2006, the John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist-in-Residence program supports an annual residence and lecture by a law or medicine ethics scholar for the SIU schools of law and medicine.

The Gazette-Democrat

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