Ellen Waldman, a professor at the Thomas Jefferson Law School, will be among those who will take part in the symposium, “Concerning Aid in Dying,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Quinnipiac University School of Law, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven.
“Concerning Aid in Dying,” a symposium addressing the legal, medical and ethical issues surrounding right-to-die legislation and end-of-life care, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center, 370 Bassett Road.
“The topic of right-to-die legislation and end-of-life care implicates broader values that are often at odds, such as personal autonomy, family responsibility and professional ethics,” said Michael Tone, a third-year School of Law student who helped organize the symposium.
The speakers will address decision making at the end of life, including practical, cultural and philosophical challenges and informed consent. The speakers include: Dr. Lynette Cederquist, University of California-San Diego Health System; Janeanne Lubin-Szafranski, general counsel of St. Francis Hospital; Professor Alan Meisel, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Professor Barbara Noah, Western New England University School of Law; Greg Pepe, Esq., founding principal of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.; and Professor Ellen Waldman, Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
“Only five states currently have such legislation enacted, and thus it remains a hotly debated issue locally and nationally,” Tone said. “This symposium will serve as a forum to inform the community and keep the public debate going.”
In addition, State Sen. Gary Winfield and State Rep. Stephen Harding and representatives from Compassion & Choices and the Family Institute of Connecticut will participate in a panel discussion. Event registrants may submit questions for the panel with their registration form.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided in the School of Law atrium. To register, please visit www.quinnipiac.edu/quinnipiac-