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Annual Cathy Shine LectureBoston University School of Public Health’s Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights presents the annual Cathy Shine lecture. The lectureship honors the memory of Cathy Shine and her dedication to the rights of all those in need of care. Shine had been restrained against her will at a Boston hospital while recovering from an asthma attack. The trauma she experienced led her to avoid hospital treatment and advocate for the rights of patients. Before her death in 1992, Shine authored a book on race-based discrimination in criminal justice proceedings, Does the Punishment Fit the Crime, published by The Sentencing Project. Shine and her family formed a bond with Professor George Annas, director of the center, who recounted Shine’s experience in arguing for the rights of patients to refuse restraints in a highly regarded article in the New England Journal of Medicine. We are grateful to the Shine family for the generous gift, which permitted the establishment of the annual Cathy Shine Lecture to offer fresh perspectives on protecting the human rights of patients.

When 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location Boston University School of Public Health