Solving the organ crisis ethically
Free Public Lecture
Elisabeth Murdoch Building
T: (03) 8344 1521
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Join Peter Singer, Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne and Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and an expert panel including, Professor Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, Dr Neera Bhatia, Lecturer in Law at Deakin University, Julian Koplin, PhD candidate at Monash University’s Centre for Human Bioethics and William Isdale, Arts/Law Student at the University of Queensland and Academic Excellence Scholar and TJ Ryan Meddalist and Scholar as they discuss Australian organ donation rates and examine the ethics of a broad range of policies that have been proposed to increase these rates.
This public forum will examine the ethics of a broad range of policies that have been proposed to increase organ donation rates. It will bring together bioethicists Peter Singer and Julian Savulescu and others working in this area to discuss a range policies including opt-out systems, prioritising of existing organ donors, reducing the role of family consent, and legalising the sale of organs. In addition to arguments from the panel of speakers, the event will invite audience discussion of the ethics of the various proposals.