RHODE ISLAND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
2002 FALL MEETING
OCTOBER 26, 2002
are very pleased to announce that our fall meeting will be held at
Providence College on Saturday, October 26, 2002. Please note program
Coffee, pastries, and conversation
10:00 am William
Kinnaman, President: Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:05 am Paul Leclerc, Vice-President: Introduction of Featured
10:10 am Rosalind Ladd, Lynn Pasquerella, and Sheri Smith:
Decision-Making in Medical Ethics: Context and Relationships. Discussion
11:45 am William Kinnaman, President: Business Meeting
Previous minutes and dues: Richard Olmsted, Secretary/Treasurer
Election of officers for 2002-2003
Nominees: Michael Ialacci, Providence College, for Vice-President
Richard Olmsted, Rhode Island College, for Secretary/Treasurer
12:00 pm Lunch
FEATURED SPEAKERS AND
We are extremely pleased to
announce that three longtime members of RIPS, Rosalind Ekman Ladd, Lynn
Pasquerella, and Sheri Smith, will be our featured speakers. Dr. Ladd is
Professor of Philosophy, Emerita, at Wheaton College (MA) and currently
Lecturer in Pediatrics in the Brown University Medical School. Dr.
Pasquerella is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island.
And Dr. Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Rhode Island College.
Professors Ladd, Pasquerella, and Smith have recently co-authored a work in
medical ethics entitled Ethical Issues in Home Health Care* in
which they present a variety of fictionalized case studies based on
interviews conducted with home health care nurses. Each chapter of the book
is devoted to one of the main areas of concern for home health care nurses.
Focusing on specific cases, it offers analysis and discussion of the ethical
issues, cites legal requirements where relevant, and summarizes ethical
criteria and practical strategies. Its goal is the development of a keen
sensitivity to ethical questions and skill in the critical thinking process
that leads to careful, reasoned decisions about what to do. Hence the title
of their presentation:
Decision-Making in Medical Ethics: Context and Relationships.
The recent rise of medical cost-containing measures, continual advances in
medical technology, and the resultant proliferation of treatment options is
perplexing to patients and their caregivers. The detailed research and
ethical recommendations of Professors Ladd, Pasquerella, and Smith brings an
important philosophical perspective to these perplexing and often pressing
medical issues. As such, their presentation promises to evoke a stimulating
philosophical discussion of the ethical issues pertinent to home health
Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Publishers, 2002.
Please RSVP by October 19 to:
Phone: (401) 865-2335
Fax: (401) 865-1449
ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS
549 River Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001
From Boston and Points North:
Follow I-95 to Providence; leave the expressway at
exit 23 (Charles Street). Turn right on Charles Street and continue to the
blinking lights over the railroad bridge. Turn left onto Admiral Street and
proceed through the second traffic light. Turn left onto Huxley Avenue and
continue to the College entrance.
From Connecticut and Points South:
Follow I-95 to Providence and take exit 23 (State Offices).
Take a right off the ramp and bear right at the fork onto Douglas Avenue
(Route 7). Follow Douglas Avenue for approximately one mile and turn left
onto Eaton Street. Proceed to the first traffic light and turn right onto
Huxley Avenue and continue to the College entrance.
Moore Hall: The security
officer at the entrance will direct you to the parking lot. From there, walk
up the hill (cemetery on left). Moore Hall is the first building at the top
of the hill on the left.
Plan now to attend the spring
RIPS meeting in March. Details will be forthcoming.