Do You Have an Interest in Medical Ethics Issues such as Organ Donation, End-of-Life Care, and Allocation of Limited Resources? Would You Like to Discuss Them with Other Greater New Haven Community Members?
Consider Joining Yale’s Community Bioethics Forum!
The Community Bioethics Forum is recruiting members for its inaugural year. The Forum shall consist of a small group of community members who have an interest in learning more about medical ethics issues. Forum members will attend one meeting per month (November to June) consisting of lectures by top medical ethicists followed by discussions on how these issues impact ourselves and our loved ones. Topics will focus on critical, and often misunderstood, medical issues in the New Haven region. Our agenda will be broad and may include discussions on end-of-life care, organ donation, and allocation of limited resources. Some light reading or “homework” may be required. Members of the Forum will be volunteers from the greater New Haven area from all walks of life. We plan for a membership that is varied across occupation, cultural and language groups, religious affiliation, and educational background.
The Forum is sponsored by the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine. Our goals:
1.Educate community members about the complexities of medical issues;
2.Strengthen the ties between Yale School of Medicine and the Greater New Haven community; and
3.Become a valued addition to the voices currently heard within the medical community regarding appropriate, good, and ethically justifiable policies and practices.
Desired Applicant Qualifications
1.Do you have the desire to learn about medical ethics issues & a willingness to share how these issues relate to you & your community?
2.Are you interested in learning about the diverse views & values of others, as they relate to medical treatment?
3.Do you live within 50 miles of the New Haven area?
4.Could you make a one-year commitment & attend our meetings (6:30-8:30 pm on 11/8, and 6-8 pm on 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, & 6/5)?
Would you like to apply? Please send your application (attached) to Lori Bruce, Forum Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org - or contact Lori for a Word version of the application.