"End of Life: Who Decides When You Die?"
Advance directives like living wills or durable powers of attorney are often touted as the solution to difficult ethical choices at the end of life. While they offer advantages, should every adult have one? Can they sometimes have unintended consequences? Do they really eliminate the need for families and health professionals to make hard ethical decisions? Join Dr. Tom Tomlinson at this Your Health Lecture to learn more about end of life decisions, Wednesday, March 19, at 7 pm, at Alma College’s Swanson Academic Center, Room 113.
Tom Tomlinson, PhD, is a professor and director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Tomlinson has taught health care ethics to medical, nursing, and veterinary students since 1981. In addition, he teaches graduate courses in the Department of Philosophy.
The Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Saginaw Valley State University, MidMichigan Health, Alma College and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Midland Regional Campus.