Considering the Ethical Complexities of People with Dementia & Sexual Consent

When:
January 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
2019-01-22T12:00:00-05:00
2019-01-22T13:30:00-05:00
Where:
140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room
77 McLaughlin Rd
North York, ON M7A 2C5
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Vicky Carnevale
416-736-2100 Ext: 33824
Considering the Ethical Complexities of People with Dementia & Sexual Consent @ 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room

By the year 2030, 75 million people are expected to be diagnosed with
dementia worldwide. Most of these individuals will be over the age of 65 and
many of them may want to engage in sexual acts. There are challenges related
to the idea of sex and people with dementia, such as ageist conceptions of sex
and sexuality, discriminatory stereotypes, as well as the ethical significance of
sexual consent. The reason that sexual consent poses a challenge is because
people with dementia may be unable to consent to sexual acts in conventional
ways. This presentation will elucidate some of the ethical complexities of sex
and people with dementia, introduce potential ways to approach relevant cases,
and explore some of the ethical strengths and vulnerabilities of these
approaches.

Poster: Andria Bianchi_Poster_Jan 22_19

Speakers: Dr. Andria Bianchi
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

For further information, please contact Vicky Carnevale at: x: 33824 or vcarneva@yorku.ca

Hosted by the Office of the College Head, McLaughlin College and York Collegium for Practical Ethics.