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Boston College Bioethicist Speaks at Faith & Healing Series

Andrea Vicini


Bioethicist in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, will explore “End of Life Care: A Focus on Emotions”

Andrea Vicini, a Jesuit and Doctor who works for the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, will visit Mercy College to give his talk “End of Life Care: A Focus on Emotions.”

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Most people are familiar with the saying “…in this world nothing is certain, except death and taxes.”

Medicine, power, and the care of the dying by Jeffrey Bishop, MD, PhD

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In contemporary culture, organ donation is generally viewed as a great gift, generously making possible the opportunity for someone else to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. As with most medical procedures, however, this practice raises a number of moral questions that are not easily resolved

In his provocative book, The Anticipatory Corpse, Jeffrey Bishop, MD, PhD, Director of the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics and Tenet Chair of Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University, confronts the ethical quandaries around organ procurement head on.