High rates of hospitalisations, lack of dignity, and high costs all contribute to a sense of widespread dissatisfaction with end of life care. There is significant disconnect between preferences and reality with many patients preferring to die in their own homes, but experiencing their final days in hospitals or other facilities.
UON’s Global Insights Series is bringing global thought leaders to Newcastle to discuss issues shaping our lives and our world. This powerful series presents innovative thinkers from around the world who are challenging our understanding of the issues we face, offering meaningful opportunities for UON and the community to engage in forward thinking conversations.
The first event in this series will take place on Tuesday 8 December with Dr Ezekiel J. Emanuel, an award-winning American bioethicist, medical oncologist and author, exploring solutions to end of life care issues including increasing care at home, cost reductions, and euthanasia.
Dr Emanuel was a Special Advisor to the White House on health policy and architect of President Obama’s healthcare law and his extensive qualifications include a masters in biochemistry from Oxford University, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in political philosophy from Harvard University.
Dr Emanuel has held a number of academic and advisory positions and is a contributing writer to the New York Times as well as a regular guest on US television discussion shows and he is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Global Insights Series: End of life – ethics, dilemmas & decisions
5:45pm – 7:45pm
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Newcastle City Hall
290 King Street, Newcastle
This event is free to attend, but registration is essential.
Register via eventbrite.com now