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.