The Plunkett Centre Annual Lecture - 2022

Welcome to the stranger - Rediscovering the art of hospitality in a 21st century hospital


The Plunkett Centre for Ethics is a joint venture of Australian Catholic University, St Vincent's Health Network and Calvary Healthcare.


28 July 2022

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Online via Zoom

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How can a contemporary hospital offer more than an encounter between a provider and a consumer? Join us for an online conversation.

Dr Xavier Symons is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Plunkett Centre for Ethics – a joint centre of ACU and St Vincent’s Health Australia. Xavier’s research interests include ethical issues at the beginning and end of life, conscientious objection, the ethics of healthcare resource allocation, and pandemic ethics. Dr Symons is the recipient of a 2020 Fulbright Future Postdoctoral Scholarship and was a scholar in residence at Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute for Ethics from September 2021 to March 2022. In August, Dr Symons will commence a two year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the TH Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University.

Introduced by

Dr Bernadette Tobin
Director Plunkett Centre for Ethics


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