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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry

An interdisciplinay one-day workshop jointly organised with the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy (University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA) and the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights (Rome, Italy)

This workshop aims to discuss legal, ethical and moral implication of end of life decisions, euthanasia and assisted dying for people with mental illness and disabilities. Speakers will present perspectives from different academic
fields (legal, medical, ethical, anthropological, philosophical, and theological) and discuss some of the key concepts involved in this debate, such as quality of life, dying with dignity, autonomy/dependency, mental capacity, public policy and social attitudes toward disability.

Friday, 8 December, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:30
Event location: 
St Edmund's College (Garden Room)



An interdisciplinary research institute inspired by Catholic thought and culture, focussed on contemporary global realities, and dedicated to encounter, dialogue, and transformation