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Monday, 25 January 2016, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

The Ethics of Physician-Assisted Suicide

Professor Browne Lewis

FULBRIGHT LECTURE

The legislation of assisted suicide in the UK is as controversial as the Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) that led it its decriminalisation in Oregon in 1994. The United States Supreme Court subsequently rejected an attempt to have the law declared unconstitutional but steps seem to be needed to address the ethical concerns raised by members of the academic, political, and religious communities, including safeguards to protect vulnerable people. What can be learned in the UK from the USA experience? 

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Professor Browne Lewis graduated number one in her class with a degree in Political Science from Grambling State University. She received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law and her M.P.P. from the Humphrey Institute.  Professor Lewis also earned an L.L.M. in Energy and Environmental Law from the University of Houston Law Center. Currently, Professor Lewis is the Leon and Gloria Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Professor Lewis writes in the areas of bioethics, environmental, family and inheritance law. In 2013, Professor Lewis went to Israel as a Senior Fulbright Specialist. She enjoys running, writing fiction, and travelling with her four sisters. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will conduct research on assisted reproductive technology and assisted suicide at King’s College London.

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25 January 2016

The Ethics of Physician-Assisted Suicide
Professor Browne Lewis

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