Coffee Talk: Whose Body Is It?

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Palisades Free Library
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

Event Details

Coffee Talk is a new monthly daytime program series. Each session will feature a different guest speaker who will lecture or a lead a discussion in their area of expertise. Coffee and tea will be served at the start of each meeting. 

February's program: Have you ever heard of “wrongful birth”? Considered the implications of a hospital seeking a court order to transfuse a woman in spite of her religious faith? Bioethics Educator Mary Lou Dillon will lead a conversation on these medical cases, and more, that deal with personal autonomy in health-related decision making. Using real life court cases and news stories, this discussion will explore the inconsistencies between technological advancements in medicine and public policy. 

Ms. Dillon holds a certificate in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities from a jointly sponsored program of the Einstein College of Medicine and The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. She wrote a Bioethics curriculum for high school students and was a Master Teacher for Bio-ethics Instruction at Georgetown University. She has a Master's Degree in History from New York University. Ms. Dillon is currently a facilitator for a Learning Collaborative. 

Event Type(s): Adult
Presenter: Mary Lou Dillon, Bioethics Educator
Anya Berg, Adult Services Librarian
(845) 359-0136

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