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New Duquesne Healthcare Ethics Center Lecture Series Kicked Off by Founding Director

Dr. David Kelly, the founding director of Duquesne University’s Center for Healthcare Ethics and professor emeritus of theology, will present the first lecture in a new series named in his honor.

In The Ethics of Medically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration, the first in the David Kelly Bioethics Lecture Series, Kelly will address the topic through the lens of a health professional’s ethical responsibility in providing sustenance to patients unable to nourish themselves due to medical conditions.

“The purpose of the series is to enhance our scholarly reputation as an interdisciplinary research center in the field, to inspire the doctoral research of our students and provide leadership on the crucial issues in health care ethics today,” said Dr. Gerard Magill, the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair.
The David Kelly Bioethics Lecture Series will feature nationally and internationally prominent scholars speaking at Duquesne University each fall and spring semester about current and emerging topics in the field.

After the free lecture, a welcome reception will be hosted for the center’s new director, Dr. Henk ten Have, former director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s Division of Ethics of Science and Technology.

When: Thursday, Nov. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: Power Center Ballroom at Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue and Chatham Square

Information: Visit www.duq.edu/chce or call 412.396.4504

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