Hippocratic Hypocrisy Meets End-of-Life Reality in California: How Physician-Assisted Dying Came to Legal: A Personal and Professional Reflection

Speaker Name: 
Steve Heilig, MPH
Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:30

Steve is a healthcare ethicist, editor, epidemiologist, environmentalist, and ethnomusicologist based in San Francisco. Steve was trained in public health, economics, and biology at five UC campuses, and he has worked with many nonprofit organizations and hospitals and in biotechnology, and has authored over 500 articles on a wide range of topics, as well as over 100 diverse book reviews for the San Francisco Chronicle. With particular interest in reproductive health and rights, death and dying, environmental science and policy, and addiction medicine, he has lectured at the University of California, Stanford, and Harvard, is co-editor of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, San Francisco Medicine, and the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, and is currently formally affiliated with the San Francisco Medical Society, California Pacific Medical Center, and Commonweal. He has drafted dozens of health policies for the California Medical Association and AMA. He has served on numerous hospital clinical ethics committees, is a trained hospice volunteer and former director of Zen Hospice Project, and served on the boards of The Shanti Project, Planned Parenthood, and other service organizations. He is also a widely-published music journalist and author of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. He was a founder of the SFEOL.

Note: there will NOT be a hosted lunch at this event.

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