Physician and nationally recognized bioethicist Dr. Daniel Sulmasy will address the complicated and controversial topic of end-of-life health care as part of Saint Xavier University’s Squeaky Weal Lecture Series. Sulmasy’s lecture, titled “Beyond Death Panels: Ethical Issues in Care at the End of Life,” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 2 in the Butler Reception Room, located in the Warde Academic Center at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. The event is free and open to the public.
Sulmasy is a practicing physician, a bioethicist, and a Franciscan friar. He is the associate director of the MacLean School of Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago and was selected by President Obama to be on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and authored a book titled A Balm for Gilead: Meditations on Spirituality and the Healing Arts.
The Squeaky Weal Lecture Series is a series of discussions on religion’s role in civic decision making, designed to promote thought and discourse for religious and ethical decision making on public issues. The series is sponsored by SXU’s Center for Religion and Public Discourse and this lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Nursing.