Advances in patient care and medical technology have revolutionized the modern practice of medicine, but have created a whole new set of ethical questions as well. What does it mean to be human? Who owns the life that I live? How should we make clinical decisions for our families and loved ones, for our friends, and for our society?
Medical Students for Life of America invites you to join us Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 9:00pm EST for a national webcast with Dr. Dennis Sullivan on Bioethics. Dr. Sullivan is professor of biology at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, where he teaches human biology and bioethics. After undergraduate training in chemistry, Dr. Sullivan received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He then completed five years of training in general surgery, after which he served in the U.S. Army as a surgeon in the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Very few members of our society have any actual training in ethics to answer these tough new questions. And for those committed to the sanctity of human life, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Christians who feel called to defend life must be thoroughly convinced of their spiritual ideals and their commitment to the human dignity, but must also be comfortable with cultural engagement across competing worldviews. While committed to absolute truth, such individuals must be more nuanced in their articulation of it, and more familiar with the “multilingual” approach to cultural engagement.
For too long, well-meaning people of faith have been hampered in providing accurate, compassionate information to those in need, since they do not understand the ethical and theological basics themselves. The new Cedarville University Graduate Certificate in Bioethics will provide this kind of much-needed training and perspective.