Mary Dooley Lecture Series: Physician-Assisted Suicide
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Veritas Auditorium, Berchmans Hall
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Elms College, in partnership with the Diocese of Springfield, will host a special panel discussion on the Massachusetts Ballot Question number 2. The panel will attempt to address "Values at the End of Life: Ethical Issues and Physician Assisted Suicide." Our panel will consist of area western Massachusetts professionals giving an insightful analysis of the issue, including:
- Sister Mary Caritas Geary, a Sister of Providence and retired president and chief executive officer of Mercy Medical Center
- Brother Michael Duffy, a Franciscan Order Friar, nursing professor, and nurse practitioner
- Shawn Charest, M.D., medical director of Mercy Hospice
- Attorney James Driscoll, executive director of Massachusetts Catholic Conference
- Pharmacist Donald Davenport, official representative of the Committee Against Physician Assisted Suicide
The panel will discuss the healthcare delivery, nursing, hospice, and legal perspectives of physician-assisted suicide.
Now in its twenty-sixth year, the Mary Dooley Lecture Series is presented annually by the religious studies department at the Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies at Elms College.
Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies