Friday 14 September, 2018, 12.00 – 1.30 pm.
King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Main Building, Seminar Room 3 (Denmark Hill campus).
Speaker: Dr Scott Kim, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator in the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Washington DC. He will speak on the topic:
‘What does the practice of Psychiatric Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide (EAS) have to do with the UK debate over Physician-Assisted Suicide?’
A brief response will be given by English barrister and legal academic Alex Ruck Keene, and the discussion will be opened to the floor.
Dr Kim has written:
“This presentation will describe different conceptions of euthanasia/ assisted suicide (EAS) that have been adopted in various jurisdictions around the world, provide an overview of psychiatric EAS where it is legal or debated, and consider the implications for the UK debate over physician-assisted suicide. Rather than being a remote and unrelated topic, psychiatric EAS is an issue that any regime of physician-assisted death will need to address.”