04.22.05 City Club: Confronting the Questions of Life

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/08/2005 - 13:27.
04/22/2005 - 11:00

The Terri Schiavo Legacy:
Confronting the Questions of Life

Hospice chief and religious
scholar tackle this subject at
The City Club


CLEVELAND, OH—David Simpson, CEO of the Hospice
of the Western
and Andrew Trew, bioethics professor in the religious studies department at
John Carroll University, will address the key moral,
religious, philosophical and medical questions surrounding end-of-life issues at
noon on Friday, April 22,
, at The City Club of


The Terri Schiavo case has raised
the end-of-life issue to a new height of public awareness. Many people sit in
one of two camps. One believes people should have the right to choose how they
die. The other feels people should be kept alive at all costs.


Much confusion surrounds the meaning
of terms we have heard frequently in the news: persistive vegetative state;
extraordinary measures; living will; and advanced


When facing end-of-life issues, what
rights do people have? What do we need to do to help address all the legal and
social implications?


David Simpson has been active in
promoting quality end-of-life care with the Hospice of the
since 1985. Founded in 1978, Hospice of the Western
reaches more than 1,000 patients per day.


Andrew Trew is a lawyer who received
his clinical bioethics training at the Cleveland Clinic, where he is a member of
the Institutional Review Board. Recently, he was a visiting fellow in science
and religion at the University of Oxford, England.


Tickets for this City Club Friday
Forum are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included.
Reservations are required within 24 hours of the event. Tickets can be purchased
by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at


Established in 1912 to encourage new
ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest
continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of
debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire
citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for
dialogue in a collegial setting.




Missy S. Toms
Director of Membership & Marketing
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl.
Cleveland, OH 44114
mtoms [at] cityclub [dot] org


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