Christian Perspectives on the End of Life: Talks available NOW
As outlined in a previous post ('Dying Well') CASE
hosted its second medical ethics conference on the 27th March 2010 titled 'Christian Perspectives on the End of Life'. It was a follow on from our first medical ethics conference in 2009, 'Medical Ethics: Perspectives on Life and Death
'. The speakers were Rev Rod Benson, Dr Russell Clark, Dr Megan Best, Kate Bradford and Dr Frank Brennan.
The talks in MP3 audio file format are available free from the CASE website (links below).Rev Rod Benson
an ethicist and public theologian spoke from the Bible on a 'Biblical View of Death
Dr Russell Clarke a geriatrician provided a medical perspective on what it means to age in his talk 'Attitudes to Ageing: Biological and Biblical Insights
'.Dr Megan Best
a bioethecist and palliative care doctor spoke on 'The Ethical Dilemmas of Euthanasia
Kate Bradford (a former CMS missionary in Tanzania) and Anglican Chaplain at the Westmead Children's Hospital spoke on 'What Can We Say? Sharing Christian Faith With People Facing End of Life Issues
Dr Frank Brennan, a Palliative Care Physician spoke about 'The Ethical Challenges of Palliative Care
Dr Megan Best also presented a talk on the newer issue of 'Advanced Directives
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal (2 Cor 4:16-18).
Related Posts & Resources
If you'd like to link to the site all six talks can be found here
Talks by Dr John Wyatt at the 2009 New College Lectures titled ‘Bioethics and Future Hope
Previous post on ‘Matters of Life and Death
Other resources on medical ethics on the CASE website (here
magazine on the theme 'Living and Dying Ethically' (here
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