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Lessons in Dying - April 23, 2014

Lessons in Dying: A Conversation with Grady Hospital's Medical Ethicist on Religion, Ethics, and End-of-Life Care


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Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM - Reception,  6:00 PM - Public Forum
Place: 100 Auburn Avenue Building (at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Courtland Street)



The Religion and Public Life program is pleased to present Grady Health System’s Medical Ethicist, Jason Lesandrini, in a free public forum on the religious and ethical issues facing medical personnel in end-of-life care situations. “Lessons in Dying” is co-sponsored by the Georgia State University’s Department of Religious Studies, the School of Public Health, the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, the Gerontology Institute, the Center for Law, Health and Society, the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, and the Religious Studies and Philosophy student organizations.

As the Ethicist at Grady Health System, Mr. Lesandrini provides clinical ethics consultation, ethics-based organizational policy analysis, and ongoing ethics education and programming to Grady Health Systems staff and medical personnel. Mr. Lesandrini has worked at numerous health institutions across the country including the Veterans Health Administration and St. Johns Mercy in St. Louis, MO. He served as the ethicist for the Mass Fatality planning commission for the State of Georgia and currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Physician’s Assistant program at Mercer University. Mr. Lesandrini has conducted numerous workshops and presentations on issues of ethics for academic audiences and to health care administrators, providers, patients and the lay public. His research interests include decision making for incapacitated patients, ethics at the end-of-life, health care resource allocation, and the work of ethics resources in clinical and organizational ethics.

This event is part of the Georgia State University Department of Religious Studies Religion and Public life program, which brings professionals in healthcare, business, education, politics, the media, and the arts into conversation with scholars of religion and ethics in order to tackle current issues and challenges facing metropolitan Atlanta.  For more on the Religion and Public Life curriculum, our Religion and Public Life Fellows program, go to or call 404-413-6110.