Takeout Tuesday: The Right to Die
The Right to Die For the longest while, the practice of medicine had a specific purpose: to heal. The Hippocratic oath still affirms this. Recently, however, many have argued that it should include the right of patients to take their own life when they, or a medical professional, no longer believes it worth living. The “right to die” movement is not only a movement about the rights of individual patients to end their life on their own terms but, in part, requiring health care professionals and providers to provide the means by which to do so. The moral and legal implications of the use of the art of medicine to end life are considerable. The impact on religious health care institutions and even private business who oppose the practice of euthanasia is also considerable. For example, will corporations such as Hobby Lobby now be required to subsidize, via their health care benefits, provisions for active euthanasia? Will Catholic hospitals who refuse to comply have state funds withheld as a result? For reading material and more information regarding this event please visit: http://broward.villagesquare.us/event/euthanasia/ Panelists: Howard Simon, Executive Director, ACLU of Florida Dr. Zulmarie Ortiz, Medical Director, VITAS Healthcare Dr. Marin Gillis, Chief of the Division of Ethics, Humanities and the Arts (DEHA), at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University Moderator: Hon Ari Porth, Circuit Court Judge, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida Price: Free! Spaced limited to the first 80 guests Event Details: Panel discussion will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink! Partners: 10 Days of Connection Broward League of Cities Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance About the Village Square: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy. Take-out Tuesday is a regular part of programming at The Village Square. These events are free and open to the public. Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink and join us to learn about a hot local, state or national topic. The event will start promptly at 6:00 p.m.