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CMHS Seminar in Ojai to Focus on Hippocratic Oath

Ojai, California, 05/28/2008

Community Memorial Health System in partnership with Ojai Valley Community Hospital and the Rotary Club of Ojai are inviting the public to a free seminar that will revisit the Hippocratic Oath on Saturday, June 14.

James Hornstein, M.D., will lead the seminar that will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Soule Park banquet room, at 1033 East Ojai Ave.

Physicians and nurses strive daily to do the right thing for their patients. The question is: What exactly is the “right” thing? Whose ethics and values are we using to define the right thing?

Dr. Hornstein will discuss if the problems of American healthcare can be helped by the Hippocratic Oath. Learn more about this ancient but most respected source of medical ethics, and learn about the age-old problems of confidentiality, euthanasia and abortion.

Dr. Hornstein is chairman of the Bioethics Committee at Community Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from UCLA in 1980 and a certificate in Advanced Studies in Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University in 1996. Dr. Hornstein has been a lecturer at UCLA, USC and other institutions, where he also has taught ethics in society and medical ethics.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 640-2355, or go online to www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp.