Sreekumar Nellickappilly to Discuss: Patient Autonomy and Agency: An Overview of the Indian Healthcare Scenario

Sreekumar Nellickappilly PortraitOn Tuesday, March 20, the South Asia Center has the fortune of hosting of Sreekumar Nellickappilly, a Fulbright Professional Excellence Fellow.

Ever since the individual human subject became the epicenter of moral deliberations, patient autonomy acquired primacy over the other bioethics principles like beneficence, non-maleficence and justice. But such individualism does not match with the cultural values of many non-western countries like India, where group identities acquire primacy over individual identity. Mr. Nellickappilly will use his paper as an attempt to problematize the demand for patient autonomy from the context of such a scenario.

This lecture will take place in 100 Eggers Hall at 12:30 pm. Please join us!