TITLE: Respecting Conscience, Protecting Patients: Unresolved Tensions in American Health Care
SPEAKER: James F. Childress
EVENT DATE: 05/06/2010
RUNNING TIME: 69 minutes
A lecture on "Respecting Conscience, Protecting Patients: Unresolved Tensions in American Health Care" is presented at the Library of Congress by James F. Childress, holder of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History and a distinguished professor from the University of Virginia. In his lecture, Childress will examine the current controversies surrounding how to respect the conscientious refusals of health professionals - such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists or emergency medical personnel - to provide legal but morally contested health-care services.
Speaker Biography: James F. Childress received his B.A. from Guilford College, his B.D. from Yale Divinity School, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. Childress is the Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia, where he directs the Institute for Practical Ethics.