Announcing Fall 2012 Bioethics Brownbag and Webinar Series

The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University announces the lineup for their Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series for fall 2012.

The series hosts a variety of lecturers, from clinicians to medical researchers to philosophers, offering a broad range of relevant bioethical topics. The event may be attended live in person on MSU’s campus in East Lansing, or live via webinar, where listeners can stream the audio while watching a slide presentation. A question and answer session will follow each lecture, with the option for the online audience to type in questions which will be read aloud. All lectures will be recorded and made available on our website,, shortly after the event.

Everyday Ethics: What Clinicians and Patients Say about Relationships and Why they Work

Larry R. Churchill, PhD is the Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics at Vanderbilt University.

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Special Event!

Brain Death, the Concept of  ‘Persona,’ and the Principle of Wholeness

For this added event in the Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series, the Center for Ethics welcomes Professor Masahiro Morioka, a Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Osaka Prefecture University in Japan, where he is also the director of the Research Institute for Contemporary Philosophy of Life.

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Eeek! How fears shape our ethical relationships with animal and human others

Monica List, DVM, MA, is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at MSU.

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Health Behavior: Ethics and Compliance

Douglas P. Olsen, PhD, RN, joined the MSU College of Nursing faculty this fall as Associate Professor. He came to MSU from the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Ethics in Health Care.

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Shared Decision-Making: The Gold Standard in Patient-Centered Care, But is it Achievable?

Karen Kelly Blake, PhD, is a Research Associate in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU.

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All Sessions are 12-1 pm.

To attend the lectures:

In person: The lecture will take place in East Fee Hall on MSU’s East Lansing campus, in the Patenge Room (C102). Directions. Feel free to bring your lunch! Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Online: Here are some instructions for your first time joining the webinar, or if you have attended or viewed them before, go to the meeting!

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