Values at the End of Life: The Logic of Palliative Care

The UW School of Social Work is hosting a talk by sociologist Roi Livne (University of Michigan) on his new book Values at the End of Life: The Logic of Palliative Care.

The talk will take place on Thursday, October 17th, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the School of Social Work (Room 305).

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Left: Dr. Roi Livne; Right: Book cover for Values at the End of Life

Here is a quick description of the event: Over the past forty years, “the end of life” has become the center of extensive economic, policy, ethical, and medical discussions. Health economists measure and evaluate its cost; ethicists debate the morality of various approaches to “end-of-life care”; policymakers ponder alternative “end of life”-related policies; and clinicians apply a specialized approach (hospice and palliative care) to treat patients whom they diagnose as being at “the end of life.” This talk analyzes the proliferation of conversations on “the end of life” as emblematic of a peculiar moment in human history.

Register for the event here!

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