In this informative presentation, Jonathan Moreno will explore the extraordinary changes in the doctor-patient relationship since the 1950s, how the field of bioethics emerged, how it has evolved and the ethical issues around the pandemic.
Jonathan D. Moreno, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, University of Pennsylvania, is co-Author of "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America." He is a University Professor of Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. His accomplishments include staff member or adviser to many governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, three U.S. presidential commissions, the Departments of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Bureau of investigation. In 2008-09 he served as a member of President Barack Obama’s transition team. He is also the author of many successful books including “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America” with co-author Amy Gutmann.