MAID, Autonomy, and Conscientious Objection: Death and the Consumer

Please join us for this presentation by Dr. Doris Kieser, Associate Professor at SJC, on March 28 at 3:30pm.

SJC - 22 March 2018

Time: 3:30pm
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Location: Boardroom, St. Joseph's College

Presenter: Dr. Doris Kieser

In June 2016, federal legislation in Canada made Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) an option for patients seeking aid to end their lives. In response, the healthcare and ethics communities have engaged in robust dialogue about how best both to enact the legislation and protect healthcare workers disinclined to participate in such treatment.

In particular, the Catholic healthcare community nation-wide has endorsed conscientious objection for both individuals and institutions that find the practice morally objectionable. In this presentation, she will explore what she believes are some underlying issues regarding current Western social perceptions of death that lead to difficulties in finding resolution regarding MAID and its practice.

Dr. Doris Kieser is an Associate Professor at St. Joseph's College. Her area of focus includes sexuality ethics, feminist ethics & theology, bioethics, moral theology, teaching sexuality and theology, theological anthropology and the sexual body.

We look forward to seeing you at this free event. An RSVP is requested but not required to Sara at:
Light refreshments will be available.