Pediatrics and Geriatrics: Ethics Across the Life Course

Mar 26, 2008

Presenter: Greg A. Sachs, MD

Greg A. Sachs, MD, presented “Pediatrics and Geriatrics: Ethics Across the Life Course” on March 26, 2008 in the Riley Out-Patient Center (ROC) Auditorium.  The lecture identifies important similarities between ethical issues encountered in pediatrics and geriatrics, describes critical differences in how providers approach these issues, and discusses how a life course or narrative approach can provide greater understanding of these ethical dilemmas.

Dr. Sachs is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at IU, and Research Scientist in the IU Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute.  Dr. Sachs’ scholarly work has focused on ethical issues in geriatrics, especially ethical issues involved in research on people with dementia and care at the end of life.  Dr. Sachs is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowships at the University of Chicago.  His work has been published in leading journals such as JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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