|Larry Churchill, PhD, Ann Geddes Stahlman Chair of Medical Ethics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will discuss “Faith, Hope and Informed Consent: Ethical Challenges in Maternal-Fetal Research” during the 2006 Hutton Lectureship in Ethics.
Churchill, a nationally recognized authority on maternal-fetal research ethics, will explore how religious convictions and optimistic expectations about maternal- fetal clinical trials can threaten the informed consent process and raise issues about recruitment and participation.
Churchill is widely published on the effects of medical ethics on human subjects, end of life decision making, social justice and U.S. health policy. His major books include Rationing Health Care in America, Self- Interest and Universal Health Care and Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy. Churchill has a doctorate and a master’s of divinity from Duke University and holds secondary appointments in Vanderbilt’s graduate religion and philosophy departments and divinity school.
UC’s Hutton Lectureship in Ethics, now in its third year, is an endowed lectureship named in honor of John J. Hutton, MD, former dean of the UC College of Medicine. Offered once a year, the lecture focuses on ethical topics facing today’s health care system.
The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are encouraged by Nov. 1.