On 12 May 2021, IHE Director of the M.A. Program in Human Rights William Saunders, J.D., led a discussion contemplating the above question with Dr. Joseph Meaney (National Catholic Bioethics Center) and Dr. Kerrianne Page (Catholic Health of Long Island). Professor Saunders is Affiliated Scholar with the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Ethics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, a member of the boards of the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. In addition to speaking and writing frequently on bioethics topics, he has submitted testimony to the President’s Council on Bioethics, as well as to UNESCO’s Committee on Bioethics, and has briefed Congressional staff and state legislatures. Professor Saunders is a regular columnist for the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.
Various approaches and examples were discussed, with a particular focus on the efforts of Catholic Health located on Long Island, NY.
This event was cosponsored by the National Catholic Bioethics Center and is the second collaboration between the NCBC and the IHE on Catholic palliative and hospice care.
You can watch the entire event here.