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Medical Ethics in a Hospital Setting

17 Nov 2013

“Medical Ethics in a Hospital Setting” will be presented by Mary L. Caldwell, Clinical Ethicist at the Sunday, November 17th meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville, 2:00-3:30 PM at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road in North Asheville (off Merrimon Avenue near UNCA). Caldwell will give an overview of Ethics and the work of an ethicist in a hospital setting, ethical theory and principles and typical ethics consultation in a hospital setting.

Caldwell has worked at Mission Health for 24 years, initially in Pastoral Care. In the mid-90s she became involved with the Ethics Committee, and returned to school, completing an MA in Philosophy with a Concentration in Medical Ethics in 2001 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has served as Clinical Ethicist at Mission since 2006. She conducts ethics consultation in the hospital and teaches ethics, both, in the hospital and in the community. She has presented at national and international ethics conferences.

There will be a discussion period following the presentation. Following the meeting, there will be time for informal conversation. All are welcome!

The Ethical Society of Asheville is a humanist, educational, philosophical, non-theistic alternative to traditional religions. It is member organization of the American Ethical Union, and affiliated with the American Humanist Association, both of which are members of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. Members are inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society. Their commitment is to the worth and dignity of the individual and to treating each human being so as to bring out the best in him or her.

For more information contact asheville@aeu.org, www.aeu.org, ethicalsocietyasheville@gmail.com, or 828 687-7759.