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Health Care Ethics Speaker Dates
When Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Speaker Rober G. Cuzzolino, Ed.D - VP, Graduate Programs and Academic Planning
Topic Understanding Generational Diversity in Health Care
Health Care Ethics Speaker Dates
When Monday, February 16, 2015
Speaker Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO, FACOI, FACP - Dean, New Jersey College of Osteopathy, Rowan University
Topic Physician Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia and the Hippocratic Oath
"Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapeutics"
When Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Speaker Amalia M. Issa, Ph.D., MPH
Topic Medicine and Therapeutics
"Reconstructive or Cosmetic Surgery? Where would you draw the line?"
When Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Speaker John E. Gatti, MD., F.A.C.S.
Topic Reconstructive or Cosmetic Surgery
Religion & Medicine Series: Mennonite
When Thursday, April 3, 2014
Speaker Gerald R. Baer, M.D.
Topic Reconstructive or Cosmetic Surgery
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Dr. Gerald R. Baer is a member of the Mennonite Church and his Mennonite family roots can be traced back to Switzerland (8 generations), and he also has Amish ancestors (5 generations back). Currently, there are more than 35 different sects of Mennonites and Amish living in Lancaster County where he lives and practices medicine. He is a "modern" Mennonite, and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Elizabethtown College, and received his M.D. at PSU Hershey Medical School in 1988.

He is employed by Lancaster General Hospital and specializes in Geriatric Medicine. He maintains certification with the American Board of Family Practice. Although he is a Family Practice Physician, he has 140 nursing home patients and 45 personal care patients. He has offices in 2 locations and attends to 6000 patients per year.

Religion & Medicine Series
When Thursday, March 27, 2014
Speaker Dr. Gerald R Baer, M.D.
Topic Mennonite Religous and Medical Practices
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A few words of introduction.....

Dr. Baer a member of the Mennonite Church and can trace Mennonite family roots to Switzerland (8 generations), and also has Amish ancestors that goes back 5 generations. He notes that there are currently more than 35 different sects of Mennonites and Amish living in Lancaster County where he live and practice medicine. Dr. Baer is a "modern" Mennonite, graduated with a BS in biology from Elizabethtown College, and received the MD at PSU Hershey Medical School in 1988.

Dr. Baer is employed by Lancaster General Hospital and specialize in Geriatric Medicine. He maintains certification with the American Board of Family Practice. Although I am a Family Practice physician, he has 140 nursing home patients and 45 personal care patients. He maintains offices in 2 locations and sees 6000 patients/year. He cares for many hospice patients. He states that he does not perform abortions, or euthanize patients, but I am skilled in the art of helping patients to be comfortable at death. "I believe that death can be "good." I do treat a few Amish folks, but they usually avoid my office in favor of the local chiropractor or alternative "cures".

Dr. Baer's grandfather, John Shank, was a conservative Mennonite who lived in Virginia. He was interested in sheltering his family from the world around him, so he met 100 years ago with 3 other Mennonite men, (including another relative, Adam Baer), and they founded what is now Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Culture, Medicine, and Ethics
When Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Speaker Father Aquiline Tarimo, S.J., MacLean Chair in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
Topic African Culture, Medicine, and Ethics
Details

SJU’s College of Arts and Sciences has invited Aquiline Tarimo, S.J., to serve as the Donald I. MacLean Chair for the 2013-14 academic year in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Father Tarimo is an associate professor of Christian social ethics at Hekima College in Nairobi, Kenya, a Constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

In addition to serving as a Visiting Professor at Santa Clara University in California, he has held administrative positions, including Director of the Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Academic Dean and Principal. This semester at SJU, he is teaching Christian Ethics and Human Rights, a class that will explore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its impact on public morality.

To read more on Father Tarimo click below:

http://www.sju.edu/news-events/news/theologian-aquiline-tarimo-sj-serve-maclean-chair-2013-14

UPCOMING EVENTS
When Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Speaker Lisa Sowle Cahill, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Boston College J. Donald Monan Professor
Topic "Suffering and Bioethics: A Catholic View."
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About this lecture

This lecture will concern Catholic views of suffering and how they affect medical and pastoral care for patients nearing the end of life. For example, in the Vatican Declaration on Euthanasia, caregivers are urged to alleviate suffering, even at the expense of shortening life. However, suffering is also portrayed as having a redemptive meaning. Should Christians seek out suffering in order to participate in Christ's redeeming mission? Does God will that humans suffer? What would this imply, for example, for the "preferential option for the poor" in Catholic social ethics? If God does not will human suffering, then why is the Cross a meaningful image to those enduring suffering? Some perspectives will be sought in JPII's Savifici Dolores and in the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

About this lecture

Lisa Sowle Cahill is a J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor of Theology at Boston College. She is a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America (l992-93), and the Society of Christian Ethics (l997-98). She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In 2008 she received the John Courtney Murray Award, a professional achievement award, from the Catholic Theological Society of America. She is the recipient of eleven honorary degrees.

She is currently a member of the Catholic Common Ground Initiative; the Advisory Board of the Public Religion Research Institute; the Board of Directors of the international journal Concilium; and the Catholic Peace building Network, sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and Catholic Relief Services.