"Conscientious Refusals in Health Care: Respecting Health Professionals and Protecting Patients"

Monday, April 2 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Don & Karen DeRosa University Center, Ballroom
901 Presidents Dr, Stockton, CA 95211

Lecture by bioethicist James F. Childress, funded and sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa and the Colliver Lecture fund.

Childress is University Professor and John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics emeritus, and former Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia. He also was director of Virginia’s Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life. 

In 2004, Childress received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, which recognizes outstanding contributions and significant publications that have helped shape the direction of the fields of bioethics and humanities. He is the author of numerous articles and books in ethics, especially biomedical ethics, political ethics, and religious ethics, including Principles of Biomedical Ethics, co-authored with Tom L. Beauchamp and now in its seventh edition; Priorities in Biomedical Ethics; Who Should Decide? Paternalism in Health Care; and Practical Reasoning in Bioethics

Event Type

Speaker, Lecture/Presentation

Sponsoring Department

College of the Pacific, History Department, Phi Beta Kappa, Religious Studies


bioethics, health care ethics


Free and open to the public


College of the Pacific

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