Fitzgerald Building, 150 College Street, Room 103
  • April 19, 2017 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Nuala Kenny, OC, MD, FRCP(C), Emeritus Professor, Dalhousie University

The legalization of medically assisted death brings unprecedented challenges to Canadian society, in general, and to the medical profession, in particular. In this reflection, we will explore some of these challenges through three historical movements: the rejection of medical morality and rise of bioethics dominated by “principlism”, the commercialization and commodification of medicine and health care, and the pervasive power of technology and a technical and bureaucratic fix for all human issues, including suffering.

Admission to the Alloway Lecture is free and open to the public. This lecture will also be webcast.

The purpose of the Alloway Lecture Series, established by Maranatha Foundation in 1993, is to bring to the University each year one or more experts of international stature in the broad field of bioethics to deliver lectures on topics related to ethical aspects of organ transplantation, when possible, but the lectures are not limited to this field of medical ethics.