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Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness: A Conversation with Dr. Joseph Fins


Oct 28, 2015 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Event will be held online

Dr. Joseph Fins, founding Chair of the Ethics Committee of New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he is an Attending Physician and Director of Medical Ethics, will discuss the ethical and policy issues in brain injury and disorders of consciousness, palliative care, research ethics in neurology and psychiatry, medical education, and the methods of ethics case consultation. Dr. Fins will also talk about the development of his new book, Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics and The Struggle for Consciousness (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program at Columbia University, will lead the conversation.

This webinar will be streamed live. Afterward, the recording will be available here.


Robert Klitzman

Robert Klitzman, Director
Master of Science in Bioethics program

Joseph Fins

Joseph Fins, The E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics
Weill Cornell Medical College