Source: Dalhousie University
The Ends of Life and Death
October 16, 2006
Lecture Series presents Dr. Jocelyn Downie, Professor of Law, and Former
Director of The Health Law Institute, Dalhousie University.
"The Ends of Life and Death: Public Policy, Spirituality, and the Law"
Thursday, October 26, 2006, 5 pm. to 6:30 p.m.
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue, Halifax, NS
Dr Downie will explore legal, public policy and spiritual issues at the end
of life focused upon rights to die. A panel discussion will follow to bring
different perspectives to Dr. Downie’s remarks featuring:
Senator Sharon Carstairs, former Minister with Special Responsibility for
Palliative Care in the federal Government and Leader of the Opposition in
Manitoba Legislature, will comment from the perspective of public policy.
Dr. Paul MacIntyre, Division Head of Palliative Medicine for the QEII Health
Sciences Centre, will bring a medical and palliative care perspective.
Dr. Marilyn Walker, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Mount Allison
University, will comment on social and spiritual approaches to death and
dying across cultures.
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Phone: (902) 494-1269
Fax: (902) 494-1472