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The 17th Annual Sandra Goldberg Lecture
Date:Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 5:30 AM -
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Organization: The Council on Palliative Care
Open to public
Location: Moyse Hall, McGill Unversity
Address: 853 Sherbrooke Street West , Montreal, QC, CA, H3A0G5
Contact: Kappy Flanders

The Council on Palliative Care is pleased to host The 17th Annual Sandra Goldberg Lecture as part of its “Lessons in Living from Dying” Series. This free public lecture is in fact a conversation between Sue Smith, Host of CBC Radio One’s Homerun, and Robin Marantz Henig, journalist, author, science writer and Contributing Writer for The New York Times. Robin Marantz Henig wrote a powerful and riveting story last July about Peggy Battin, a Bioethicist and Professor of Philosophy who holds very strong beliefs on physician-assisted suicide and a person's right to die. Professor Battin is ultimately forced to confront these convictions in their truest form when her own husband becomes paralyzed following a bicycle accident. The story offers an intimate glimpse inside her inner struggle, explores the day-to-day difficulties her husband faces as a quadriplegic and tackles the overarching question of when is a life no longer worth living. Free admission.

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