Wright was the keynote speaker in a medical bioethics symposium titled “Dying in a Democracy: Ethics, Economics, Politics and Policy” on March 21, 2013. The symposium was the joint presentation of the Boswell Annual Symposium Series and the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. The three-day event focused on ethical issues of end-of-life decision-making and changes in the way health care is delivered in America. Wright specializes in medical ethics and neuroanesthesia in the Ascension Health System, St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis. He was the physician ethicist in the Lillian Dennis Trisomy 18 case that came before St. Vincent Health’s ethics committee; this case brought national attention to the many ethical questions surrounding the intervention and treatment of Trisomy 18 in neonates.
June 10, 2013 — Anna Hudson