The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to present Jason Lesandrini, Medical Ethicist with Grady Health Systems, who will engage the public in a free forum titled:
Lessons in Dying: A Conversation with Grady Hospital’s Medical Ethicist on Religion, Ethics, and End-of-Life Care
DateTime: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:00 PM
Place: 100 Auburn Avenue Building (at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Courtland Street)
In his role as Ethicist at Grady Health Systems, Mr. Lesandrini provides clinical ethics consultation, ethics-based organizational policy analysis, and ongoing ethics education and programming to Grady Health Systems staff and medical personnel. His academic background is in health care ethics and philosophy. He holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Michigan State University, and he will soon receive his Doctorate in Health Care Ethics from St. Louis University. His research interests include decision making for incapacitated patients, ethics at the end-of-life, health care resource allocation, and the work of ethics resources in clinical and organizational ethics.
Mr. Lesandrini has worked at numerous health institutions across the country including the Veterans Health Administration and St. Johns Mercy in St. Louis, MO. He served as the ethicist for the Mass Fatality planning commission for the State of Georgia and currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Physician’s Assistant program at Mercer University. He has conducted numerous workshops and presentations on issues of ethics for academic audiences and to health care administrators, providers, patients and the lay public. His research interests include decision making for incapacitated patients, ethics at the end-of-life, health care resource allocation, and the work of ethics resources in clinical and organizational ethics.
This event is part of the Georgia State University Department of Religious Studies Religion and Public Life Program, which brings professionals in healthcare, business, education, politics, the media, and the arts into conversation with scholars of religion and ethics in order to tackle current issues and challenges facing metropolitan Atlanta.
The event is co-sponsored by the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, the School of Public Health, the Gerontology Institute, the Center for Law, Health & Society, the Religious Studies Student Forum, the Center for Ethics Student Forum, and the GSU chapter of Phi Sigma Tau.
Articles by Mr. Lesandrini, available through the University Libraries, include:
- George, Maura, and Jason Lesandrini. “Commentary: A Case Of Too Much Maternalism.” Cambridge Quarterly Of Healthcare Ethics 23.2 (2014): 234.
- Iltis, Ana S., et al. “Federal Interpretation And Enforcement Of Protections For Vulnerable Participants In Human Research.” Journal Of Empirical Research On Human Research Ethics 4.1 (2009): 37-41.
- Johnson, Laura S, Jason Lesandrini, and Grace S Rozycki. “Use Of The Medical Ethics Consultation Service In A Busy Level I Trauma Center: Impact On Decision-Making And Patient Care.” The American Surgeon 78.7 (2012): 735-740.