Ethics and euthanasia
- Start Date:
- 20th Jun 2012 5:30pm
Should we have the right to decide on our own life and death? Can euthanasia ever be justified? Is there an ethical difference between killing someone and letting them die?
Euthanasia is derived from the Greek word euthanatos, which means easy death. It is against the law in Australia, and has long been at the centre of emotional debates on the religious, ethical and practical considerations.
Join the discussion, led by Dr Bernadette Tobin, as a diverse expert panel discusses ethics and euthanasia at the University's third ACU Voice public speaker event.
Dr Tobin is Director of the Plunkett Centre for Ethics, a joint initiative of ACU and St. Vincents & Mater Health, Sydney, for the study of ethical issues in health care and biomedical research.
She will be joined by Dr Philip Nitschke, Dr Fran McInerney, Professor of Aged Care at the Australian Catholic University and Father Frank Brennan AO, Professor of Law at ACU's Public Policy Institute.
When: Wednesday 20 June – 5.30pm drinks for 6.15pm start (concludes 8pm)
Where: The Australian Museum Theatrette, 6 College Street, Sydney (entry via William Street Reception)
Contact: To find out more, email email@example.com or phone 02 9739 2221
ACU Voice is a free public speaker series that examines a range of topical issues through a guest lecturer and expert panel discussion format. Held quarterly, the series is designed to encourage public debate. To find out more visit www.acu.edu.au/acuvoice