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Berry Lecture focuses on end of life issues

Mar. 19, 2010, 11:36 AM

Sensitive issues about medical care for dying patients will be addressed in this year’s Berry Lecture, sponsored by the philosophy department at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Griffin Trotter, director of clinical consultation at the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University, will speak 5 p.m. Monday, March 22, in Room 103 of Wilson Hall, 111 21st Ave. S. on the Vanderbilt campus.

The lecture, “Medical Futility and the End of Life,” is free and open to the public.

Trotter is the author of The Ethics of Coercion in Mass Casualty Medicine, and spent a decade as an emergency physician in the military.

The Berry Lecture series began in 1988 funded by John and Shirley Lachs with Alan Berry and Kendall Berry to show how philosophy can impact our lives.

Media contact: Jim Patterson, (615) 322-NEWS
jim.patterson@vanderbilt.edu

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