Thursday, 3 July 2014

SPHPM presents Professor Julian Savulescu: Ethics and end of life decisions

Source: Twitter - @juliansavulescu 
The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine will be hosting a seminar next week, on Thursday 10 July about the ethics of end of life decisions . Professor Julian Savulescu from the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics will be speaking about ethics and end of life decisions, particularly with regards to voluntary palliated starvation.

Prof Savulescu's areas of research include the ethics of genetics, especially predictive genetic testing, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, prenatal testing, behavioural genetics, genetic enhancement and gene therapy. He is also involved in the ethics of embryo research, including embryonic stem cell research, new forms of reproduction, including cloning and assisted reproduction, and medical ethics, including end of life decision-making, resource allocation, consent, confidentiality and decision-making involving incompetent people.

Prof Savulescu is a founder member of the Hinxton Group and Head of the Melbourne–Oxford Stem Cell Collaboration, which is devoted to examining the ethical implications of cloning and embryonic stem cell research. He is also the editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics.

The seminar will be held in the lecture theatre on level 5 of the Alfred Centre from 11am - 12pm.

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