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Moral Considerations on End of Life Issues 1/8/2013

Is Life Ever Worth Ending?

Our technological advances are presenting difficult moral dilemmas with which few are equipped to deal.  The present focus on "practical" disciplines like math and science at the expense of the perennial discipline of philosophy have stripped us of the moral understanding necessary to address a variety of issues, one of which is the manner in which we care for our sick and dying.

Technology can keep the body alive, but sometimes just barely.  Religious leaders, including bishops and popes have provided guidance, but beyond the principles are specific circumstances that demand prudence and careful application of the relevance moral teaching. 

Join us on January 8, 2013 as we welcome Dr. Stephen Heaney, a professor of Ethics from the University of Saint Thomas, and Dr. Steven Moore, a practicing physician.  Professor Heaney and Dr. Moore will debate the moral obligations regarding artificial hydration and nutrition.  These are questions that have the potential to affect us all and with rising health care costs and a growing public conversation regarding how to provide care for our sick and aging these issue are more timely than ever.

If you care to read up on what the Bishops have said, more info can be found here.

What's on the Menu
Tortilla Chips and Bean Dip
Apple Glazed Roasted Pork
This Pork is covered a rich apple glazed and slow roasted until it is so tender it falls off the bone.
Served with garlic and herb mashed potatoes (eat them with or with out the gravy) and baby carrots steamed and covered in a sweet glaze.
Fresh baked cookies with vanilla ice cream

AOTM General Event Information

4:00pm Social Hour, Appetizers and Cigars in Tent
7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Debate
9:30 Wrap Up
Adult General Admission: $20
Minor General Admission: $15
(One cost for both tickets at the door) and
(Sons under 21).

Note: Next Season, the ticket cost on line will be less than at the door. Please buy tickets online! It helps us keep costs down and manage the event more effectively!

Audio Files
Title Speaker(s) Date Type Format Download
Moral Considerations on End of Life Issues Stephen Heaney, Steve Moore 01/08/2013 Talk/Debate MP3 Download
Moral Considerations on End of Life Issues Stephen Heaney, Steve Moore 01/08/2013 Q&A MP3 Download

Event Speakers

Stephen Heaney

Steve Moore

Pine Valley Associates, Inc.
Dan Selner
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