CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8037; fax (319) 335-8034
Medical school faculty will talk at senior center lecture series
on death, dying
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Three faculty members from the program in biomedical
ethics in the University of Iowa College of Medicine will discuss various
topics on death and dying at a three-part lecture series beginning Monday,
April 27. The series will continue Wednesday, April 29 and Friday, May
1. All lectures will begin at 2 p.m. at the Iowa City Senior Center, 28
S. Linn St.
"There are many ethical questions that are raised at the end of
life," says Dr. Robert F. Weir, professor of biomedical ethics and
pediatrics in the UI College of Medicine. "These questions can only
be answered by individuals within the context of their own personal value
systems. We hope these lectures can make people aware of those questions
and help them begin to search for answers."
The scheduled talks are:
Monday, April 27 -- Weir will talk on "Ethical Options at
the End of Life." Weir is an authority on questions of medical ethics.
Wednesday, April 29 -- Dr. S. Kirk Payne will talk on "Care
of the Dying Patient." Payne is an associate in the program in biomedical
ethics and the UI department of internal medicine.
Friday, May 1 -- Dr. Robert Olick will talk on "Planning
Ahead with Advance Directives." Olick is associate professor in the
program in biomedical ethics and the UI department of family medicine.
The series was arranged in conjunction with the UI Speakers Bureau.
For more information about the lecture series, call Julie Seal, 356-5222.
For more information about the UI Speakers Bureau, contact Vera Dordick,