WMU News

Panel discussion planned on physician-assisted dying

Oct. 28, 1997

KALAMAZOO -- A panel of experts will explore the topic of "Physician-Assisted Dying" during a discussion at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Room 2452 of Knauss Hall at Western Michigan University.

The free event is sponsored by WMU's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society.

Participating will be: Dr. Kenneth Fisher, program director for internal medicine at the Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies; James B. Ford, an attorney with Ford & Kobayashi; and Dr. Marcia K. Liepman, an oncologist with the West Michigan Cancer Center.

The panelists will discuss the ethical, professional and legal issues in managing a patient's death by appropriate pain control, by withdrawing treatment and by direct assistance in suicide.

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