Distinguished Lecturer Series
|CHCE Endowed Lectures:|
|Edward J. Drummond|
|Steven J. Bander|
The Distinguished Lecturer Series in the Department of Health Care Ethics promotes opportunities to invite internationally established ethicists to lecture at Saint Louis University. The purpose of the series it to discuss major emerging issues in the field of health care ethics with our faculty and doctoral students as well as the larger University community.
02/26/15 – Distinguished Lecturer: Cathleen Kaveny, JD, PhD
"Religion, Conscience, and the Public Square: Thirty Years After Cuomo's Notre Dame Speech"
This talk will examine Mario Cuomo's famous 1984 speech at Notre Dame about religion, public morality, and abortion, showing how it has influenced both progressive and traditional church leaders and politicians in the past three decades, especially in the recent "culture wars."
10/07/13 – Distinguished Lecturer: Laurie Zoloth, PhD
"Religion, Bioethics and the Poor: Attending to the Present on Bioethics"
This lecture will ask about the nature, goal and meaning of medicine and research, and suggest that there is a moral imperative to them. The duty to restore, heal and repair is at the center of medicine, yet too often, the arguments that dominate the debates about health care reform are rooted in the limited language of the marketplace. Can we ask a "larger question" of ourselves, one that confronts the difficult challenges of the present? The lecture will consider two cases — the ethical issue of advanced reproductive technology, and the ethics of the American foster care system — to argue for the necessity that caring for the vulnerable should be at the heart of bioethics. This will create the possibility to move from autonomy to hospitality as a core virtue.
6:30 PM, Busch Student Center, St. Louis Room (3rd floor)
11/07/12 – Distinguished Lecturer: John Lantos, MD
"The Cultivation of Gratitude"
Medical centers rely upon philanthropic giving to build buildings, fund programs, and pay professors. Traditionally, gifts have been given by patients as expressions of gratitude for the care that they or their loved ones have received. Today, many development offices have programs to cultivate gratitude by offering special gifts or services to patients who have been identified as wealthy enough to make a major gift. Doctors play a crucial role in such programs. The lecture explores the ethical implications of doctors’ dual role as medical professional and fundraiser.
6:30 PM, Learning Resources Center Auditorium
11/05/10 – Distinguished Lecturer: Amy M. Haddad, PhD
"Disparities of Power in Health Care: Exploring the Ethical Implications"
Dr. Amy Marie Haddad is the Director for the Center for Health Policy & Ethics and the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences. She received her BSN from Creighton University in 1975, her MSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1979 and her PhD in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1988. She has been involved in education in the health sciences since 1979 at the College of Saint Mary in the nursing program, then moving on to Creighton where she has taught ethics in the health sciences since 1984.
3:00, Chase Park Plaza, Starlight Room
10/9/09 – Distinguished Lecturer: Laurence B. McCullough, PhD
Taking Professional Conscience Seriously"
Laurence B. McCullough, PhD, is the Dalton Tomlin Chair in Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McCullough has published 370 papers in the peer-reviewed medical and bioethics literature. In addition, he has published 50 original chapters in scholarly books and more than 100 chapters in medical textbooks.
12:00pm, School of Law Courtroom
10/10/08 – Distinguished Lecturer: Mark Cherry, PhD
"Kidney for Sale by Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation, and the Market"
Mark J. Cherry, PhD is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Saint Edward's University in Austin, Texas; and is coeditor with H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., of Allocating Scarce Medical Resources, senior associate editor of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, senior associate editor of Christian Bioethics, and editor-in-chief of HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum (HEC Forum).
11/10/06 – Distinguished Lecturer: James F. Childress, PhD
"Just Care: Rationing in a Public Health Crisis"
Dr. Childress is the Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia, where he directs the Institute for Practical Ethics. He is the author of numerous articles and several books in biomedical ethics, including Priorities in Biomedical Ethics, Practical Reasoning in Bioethics, and the classic bioethics text, Principles of Biomedical Ethics (with Tom L. Beauchamp), now in its 5th edition. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and served on the Presidentially-appointed National Bioethics Advisory Commission from 1996 to 2001.
09/09/05 – Distinguished Lecturer: Laurie Zoloth, PhD
"Justice is the One Thing You Must Always Find: Access to Health Care in an Unfinished World"
Laurie Zoloth is Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Director of Ethics at the Center for Genetic Medicine, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also a Professor of Religion at Northwestern University. During the 1990s as a member of the Bioethics Consultation Group in Berkeley California, Dr. Zoloth helped pioneer the practice of ethics consultation. Bringing together her experience in nursing, her training in bioethics, and her deep academic and personal involvement in Judaism, she has contributed not only to our understanding of clinical ethics, but also to issues in public policy such as the just allocation of healthcare resources and the ethics of federal involvement in genetic research. Dr. Zoloth is former president (2001) of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) and author of numerous scholarly publications related to bioethics, including Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter: A Jewish Discussion of Social Justice (University of North Carolina, 1999).
09/10/04 – Distinguished Lecturer: H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., MD, PhD
"Birth of Bioethics Critically Reassessed"
H. Tristram Engelhardt is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rice University and Professor Emeritus at Baylor College of Medicine. He has held appointments at Rice and Baylor since 1983, after leaving Georgetown University where he was the Rosemary Kennedy Professor of Philosophy of Medicine. Dr. Engelhardt is editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, senior editor of Christian Bioethics, and editor of the Philosophy and Medicine book series. He is also editor of the book series Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture. He has authored over two hundred ninety-five articles and chapters of books in addition to over one hundred ten book reviews and other publications. There have been over one hundred thirty-five re-printings or translations of his publications. He has also co-edited more than twenty-five volumes and has lectured widely throughout the world. His books include Bioethics and Secular Humanism: The Search for a Common Morality (Philadelphia/London: Trinity Press International/SCM Press, 1991) and the second, thoroughly revised edition of the Foundations of Bioethics (New York: Oxford, 1996). His most recent work is The Foundations of Christian Bioethics (Netherlands: Sweets & Zeitlinger, 2000).
09/19/03 – Distinguished Lecturer: Jonathan Moreno, PhD
"Human Experimentation and Bioterrorism"
Dr. Moreno is the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia. Dr. Moreno is a member of the Board on Health Sciences Policy of the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences), and of the Council on the Accreditation of the Association of Human Research Protection Programs. He is president-elect of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Moreno's numerous scholarly publications include In the Wake of Terror: Medicine and Morality in a Time of Crisis (MIT Press, 2003) and Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans (Routledge, 2001), which was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a Virginia Literary Award.