16 2019

Bioethics and the Holocaust

6:30PM - 9:30PM  

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla 3085 W. 116th Street
Carmel, IN 46032

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How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics

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The terrible history of health professional involvement in the Holocaust has probably had a greater influence on how modern medical ethics is conceived than any other event. Whether one studies or teaches the ethics of genetics, informed consent, public health, death and dying, abortion, medical research, the treatment of refugees and prisoners or any other part of modern bioethics, the way we think about these issues has been deeply influenced, implicitly or explicitly, by the crimes of the Nazi doctors. Dr. Wynia will explore the legacy of health professional involvement in the Holocaust and how it continues to resonate in health care and society today.