Sept. 10-16, 1999
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U.Va. gets $4 million cancer grant
Curry School bringing classroom technology to Bermuda
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U.Va. Patents Foundation upgrades operations
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A solution for broken hearts
Free guide offered for sexual assault survivors
Conference on health-care ethics Sept. 16-17

Robertson Media Center open house Sept. 17

Johanna Drucker appointed to media studies chair
Newly digitized language lab makes learning a piece of kuchen

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Benefit concert for Living Wage Campaign

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Conference on health-care ethics Sept. 16-17

A U.Va. conference on "Ethics in Healthcare Institutions: New Issues, Controversies and Practical Considerations" will be held Sept. 16 and 17.

Participants will discuss current trends and issues related to the ethical care of patients, such as the implications of racial categories in health care, human stem cell research and the highly publicized Hugh Finn case.

The Finn case involved a legal battle in which Finn's wife petitioned the court to have her husband's feeding tube removed after doctors told her there would likely be no improvement in his condition, the result of a 1995 car crash that left him in a persistent vegetative state. Despite objections from Hugh Finn's parents, mother-in-law and others, and an appeal by Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, the state Supreme Court upheld an earlier judge's ruling. Finn's feeding tube was removed Oct. 1, 1998, and he died Oct. 9.

The conference is aimed at members of hospital and nursing home ethics committees, health-care professionals and others interested in health-care ethics. Registration is required for the conference, which is presented by U.Va.'s Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Virginia Healthcare Ethics Network and sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education. The fee is $150 or $125. For details, call 924-5310.


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