Join the Center for Health Law and Policy for "Deliberate Departure: A Candid Conversation About Physician-Assisted Suicide." Panelists will give an overview of physician-assisted suicide law in the United States, discuss the failed attempt to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the UK, address the concerns that some physicians and the American Medical Association have expressed about the issue and explore the religious objections to physician-assisted suicide.
The program will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Scottish American Society. The reception will include music by Scottish Plaid, a bagpipe band.
Dr. Michael Glasenapp, MD: Dr. Glasenapp is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic. Glasenapp studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Metro Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic, and has worked as an attending physician at the Cleveland Clinic since 2011. His professional interests include International Medicine and Emergency Care in Urban settings.
Dr. Paul Lauritzen, PhD: Dr. Lauritzen is a Professor of Religious Ethics at John Carroll University. He has published extensively on issues in bioethics, human rights, and religious ethics and teaches the subject of Physician Assisted Suicide to students in his Bioethics course. Two noteworthy articles on the issue of bioethics and end of life decision-making include:
“Caring at the End: Lessons from the Schiavo Case,” Commonweal (March 10, 2006): 14-16.
“Adequate Images and Evil Imaginations: Ethnography, Ethics and the End of Life” in Caring Well: Religion, Narrative, and Health Care Ethics, Edited by David H. Smith (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000): 64-88
Professor Browne Lewis, M.P.A, J.D., L.L.M.: Professor Lewis is a Leon and Gloria Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy. She writes in the areas of bioethics, environmental, family and inheritance law and has been published by prominent Law Reviews. In addition to writing and teaching at C|M|LAW, Lewis has taught at other institutions as a Visiting Scholar at the Hasting’s Center, Yale University, and the Institute for Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Dr. Amanda Ward: Dr. Amanda Ward teaches Medical Law courses at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland and is a Legal/Public Policy professional with direct involvement in academia and political debates in Scotland. She is the founder and secretariat to the Cross Party Group (CPG) on End of Life Choices at the Scottish Parliament and was legal advisor to the MSP's in charge of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill 2015. In November 2016, Ward was appointed as a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Health and Medical Law Committee.