Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Story of Nancy Cruzan

At the Epicenter: Cruzan and PSDA 20 Years Later
November 12 and 13, 2010

Westin Crown Center
1 Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO

On December 6, 1989, Bill Colby walked to the podium of the Supreme Court of the United States to plead the case of his client, Nancy Cruzan. The next year, our country had a new constitutional right embodied within the Patient Self Determination Act of 1990.

That was 20 years ago. The court decision and the law will be noted during a conference entitled “At the Epicenter: Cruzan and PSDA 20 Years Later.” It’s an opportunity to convene leading voices in law, medicine, theology and ethics to reflect on these events and explore a controversial and difficult topic rooted in these two landmark events, artificial nutrition and hydration.

For more information about the Cruzan case, the conference and to register, click on the links below.


Audio Podcast, A Conversation with Bill Colby, William Colby, JD, General Counsel – Truman Medical Center, September 30, 2009



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