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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Events

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities sponsors many lectures and events during the academic year. Please see the calendar below for a listing of our upcoming events—as well as relevant events presented by other groups at Northwestern University and its affiliated clinical partners.

Sep

19

How Do I Decide?:  Surrogate Decision-Making in Practice - Debjani Mukherjee

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

How Do I Decide?:  Surrogate Decision-Making in Practice

Debjani Mukherjee, PhD
Director, Donnelley Ethics Program, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty, Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program

When clinicians ask someone to make a medical decision on behalf of another, it can be fraught with uncertainties. The uncertainties are on many levels—medical outcomes, the patient’s wishes, the relationships between the surrogate and patient. Moreover, our ability to make a “substituted judgment” or to make a decision for another as you believe they would if they could, has serious limitations. In this talk, Dr. Mukherjee, a clinical psychologist and clinical ethicist who has been involved in over 550 ethics consultations, will draw on her clinical experience and work from psychology and disability ethics to explore the contextual features of surrogate decision-making.

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Sep

26

John Lantos - Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program & IPHAM: co-sponsored lecture

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program & IPHAM

presents a co-sponsored lecture

Watch this space for title and description of this lecture.


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Oct

03

Theresa Schiaraffa - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Oct

10

MHB Faculty Flash(y) - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Topics to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Oct

17

Susan Shapiro - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Oct

24

Mark Sheldon - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Oct

31

Catherine Belling - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Nov

07

Martha Montello - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Nov

14

Lisa Campo-Edelstein - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Nov

21

Mark Kuczewski - Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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