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São Paulo, Brazil -- Bioethics for medical students

During the months of August to October, the Vila Mariana University Center in São Paulo hosted a cycle of conferences on Bioethics, directed to medical students and young doctors. The organizer and coordinator of the course was Professor Luiz Clemente Pereira de Souza Rolim, from the Federal University of São Paulo, a specialist in endocrinology.

Employing a multidisciplinary focus, a team of professors from various medical schools in São Paulo discussed, among other topics, “The dignity of the human person,” “Conscience and ethics,” and “Bioethics and the terminally ill.” All of these topics are especially timely in Brazil because of their influence on laws regarding health care.

Romana, No. 47, July-December 2008, pag. 336-337.