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Ethicists Confront Cancer: When the Professional Becomes Personal

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

San Diego, CA

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Date & Time 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
5:30 - 7:00 pm
 

Location

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park 

Speaker
 
Rebecca Dresser 
Professor of Law and Professor of Ethics
Washington University in St. Louis
 

Overview

Ethicists Confront Cancer: When the Professional Becomes Personal 

In 2006, Dresser was diagnosed with cancer. Having cancer was both a personal calamity and an education. Despite years of teaching and writing about medical ethics, she found herself unprepared for the experience. She views herself as one of the lucky people whose treatment was successful. After returning to work she wanted to share what she had learned. With six colleagues who had been cancer patients or cared for spouses with cancer, Dresser authored a book called Malignant: Medical Ethicists Confront Cancer. In Malignant, ethicists tell their cancer stories. They describe how their views on medical ethics changed after personal cancer experiences, and point to neglected issues in cancer care. In the midst of serious illness, people can be helped and harmed in ways that ethicists, medical professionals, and the public must understand. 

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There are free lots available in front of the Fleet Science Center. 

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When & Where


Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Community Forum
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

The mission of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is to foster science in the public interest by promoting awareness, understanding, and discussion of the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. To carry out its mission, the Center promotes more informed policy development and ethical decision-making on the part of individuals and institutions through education, outreach, and scholarly forums.

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