Bioethics for Breakfast: an outreach program partnered by Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

bioethics-for-breakfastIn 2010, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman invited the Center for Ethics to partner on a bioethics seminar series. The Center for Ethics and Hall Render invite guests from the health professions, religious and community organizations, political circles, and the academy to engage in lively discussions of topics spanning the worlds of bioethics, health law, business, and policy. For each event, the Center selects from a wide range of controversial issues and provides two presenters either from our own faculty or invited guests, who offer distinctive, and sometimes clashing, perspectives. Those brief presentations are followed by a moderated open discussion. Previous topics and speakers are listed below.

January 24, 2013
Motivating Goodness or Exploiting the Vulnerable? Financial Incentives for Organ Donation 

Luis Tomatis, MD
Founding President, Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids; Director of Medical Affairs, Richard M. DeVos Family.

Monir Moniruzzaman, PhD
Assistant Professor, MSU Department of Anthropology and Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences

November 1, 2012
Carrots and Sticks: What’s at Stake in Worksite Wellness Initiatives?

Howard Weyers
President, Health & Benefit Strategy

Douglas Olsen, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, MSU College of Nursing

March 15, 2012
Pluralism and Health Care Benefits Bump into the First Amendment: What’s a Democracy to Do?

Gene Burns, PhD
Professor, MSU Sociology and James Madison College

Alain Durocher, PhD
Ethicist, St. John Providence Health System

January 19, 2012
Supporting Patient Choice in Health Care Reform: Perfected Informed Consent or Invitation for Litigation?

Norris Cunningham, JD
Shareholder, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

Margaret Holmes-Rovner, PhD
Professor, MSU Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and College of Human Medicine

November 10, 2011
Whose Pleasure? Whose Poison? Whose Purse? The Ethical Challenges of Personal Responsibility for Health

James Clarkson, MD
Plastic Surgeon, Assistant Professor, Michigan State Department of Surgery

Leonard M. Fleck, PhD
Professor, MSU Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and Department of Philosophy

May 12, 2011
Controlling Medicaid Costs: Which Priorities? Whose Priorities? What Impact?

Stephen Fitton
Senior Deputy Director, Medical Services Administration, Michigan Department of Community Health

M. Carmen Meerschaert, MD, MBHL
Associate Professor of Medicine, MSU College of Human Medicine

January 27, 2011
Practicing under the Influence: What’s One Too Many?

Thomas Tomlinson, PhD
Director of MSU Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and Professor in the Department of Philosophy

Andrew Zwyghuizen, MD
Plastic Surgeon and MSU Professor of Surgery

November 18, 2010
Pricing Human Life: Health Reform and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Leonard Fleck, PhD
MSU Professor of Philosophy and Medical Ethics

Kenneth Schwartz, MD
MSU Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology

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