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Bioethics with Dr. Daniel Callahan

Host: Jon Fiorella
Discussion: SciTalk 5: Bioethics
Background


Presenter:

Daniel Callahan
Director of International Programs
The Hastings Center

Daniel Callahan was the co-founder and President of The Hastings Center, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. from 1969 to 1996. He is presently Director of its international programs and Senior Associate for Health Policy. The Center is a research and eductional organization founded in 1969 to examine ethical issues of medicine, biology and the environment.

Dr. Callahan received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard, an M.A. from Georgetown University, and his B.A. from Yale.

Dr. Callahan holds honorary degrees from the University of Colorado, Williams College, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a member of the Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control; and a former member of the Advisory Council, Office of Scientific Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He won the 1996 Freedom and Scientific Responsibility Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Callahan is the Author or editor of 33 books. They include:

  • The Troubled Dream of Life: In Search of a Peaceful Death
    (Simon &Schuster, 1993);

  • What Kind of Life: The Limits of Medical Progress
    (Simon & Schuster, 1990);

  • Setting Limits: Medical Goals in an Aging Society (1987);

  • Tyranny of Survival (1973);

  • Abortion: Law, Choice and Morality (1970);

  • Ethics in Hard Times (1982);
and, with his wife, Sidney,
  • Abortion: Understanding Differences (1984).
He has contributed articles to:
  • Daedalus,

  • The Atlantic,

  • The New England Journal of Medicine,

  • Journal of the American Medical Association,

  • The New Republic,
and other journals.


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