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Lecture: "Duties to the Elderly in an Aging Wolrd: The Case of Dementia" by Nancy Jecker, Ph.D.

In observance of World Bioethics Day, Indiana University Northwest invites the campus and community to a lecture from a noted authority on bioethics, which examines the social, cultural, legal, and ethical implications of medical and biological research.

Nancy Jecker, Ph.D., professor of bioethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, will discuss “Duties to the Elderly in an Aging World: The Case of Dementia” at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 15 in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, located in the Savannah Center.

The lecture will address the legal and bioethical issues associated with aging and dementia, an important issue facing the region’s elderly and their caregivers, as well as local social services and healthcare providers.

Jecker also serves as the director of graduate studies and is an adjunct professor in the university’s School of Law and Department of Philosophy, as well as an affiliate professor at George Mason University. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Washington as well as two master’s degrees from the University of Washington and Stanford University.

Jecker has authored over 100 articles and chapters on ethics and health care.

World Bioethics Day, observed throughout the world on October 19, was created by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics in 2016. The day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights by the 33rd Session of the General Conference of UNESCO on October 19, 2005.

This is the third year IU Northwest has hosted events in recognition of this international observance and brought nationally recognized speakers to the region.

For more information, contact Susan Zinner at 219-980-6836 or szinner@iun.edu.

Monday October 15, 2018 11:00 AM
Monday October 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, Savannah Center
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