Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture

Fairness and Justice in Bioethics Consultation

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950

February 11, 2008, New York, NY

What is clinical bioethics consultation? What are the key elements to ensure a fair and just process—from both a legal and bioethical standpoint—that is democratic and non-elitist? What is the role of mediation in fulfilling this goal?

Nancy Neveloff Dubler, LL.B., a nationally recognized expert in the subject, will discuss "Fairness and Justice in Bioethics Consultation" at the Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture in Law and Ethics at The Jewish Theological Seminary. 

The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 at JTS, 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) in New York City. Application for CLE accreditation of this program in New York is currently pending.

Professor Dubler is director of the Division of Bioethics at Montefiore Medical Center and a professor of Bioethics and director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Medicine, Department of Family and Social Medicine, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Professor Dubler directs the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service at Montefiore as a support for analysis of difficult cases presenting ethical issues in the health care setting—this service uses mediation as its process—at Einstein’s Department of Family and Social Medicine. She is also director of the Certificate Program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities, conducted jointly by Montefiore/ Einstein and Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University.

She lectures extensively and is the author of numerous articles and books on termination of care, home care and long-term care, geriatrics, adolescent medicine, prison and jail health care, and AIDS. Among the groundbreaking books she has co-authored are: The Ethics and Regulation of Research with Human Subjects; Bioethics Mediation: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions; Ethics On Call: Taking Charge of Life-and-Death Choices in Today’s Health Care System; and Ethics for Health Care Organizations: Theory, Case Studies, and Tools. She consults often with federal agencies, national working groups and bioethics centers. Professor Dubler received her LL.B. from Harvard Law School.

The annual Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture was established by JTS in honor of the late philanthropist and community leader. Mr. Segal was the first Jewish president of the American Bar Association and the first Jewish chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Admission is free but reservations and valid photo identification are required. Attendees are asked to arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the program.

For more information and to register, please contact the JTS Department of Public Events at (212) 280-6093.