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.

May

21

NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital presents

A Schwartz Rounds

Speaker and topic TBA.  Watch this space.

Schwartz Center Rounds is a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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May

23

Northwestern Medicine Patient Safety Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Northwestern Medicine Patient Safety Grand Rounds

presents

Speaker and Topic TBA.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss a current issue related to patient safety, and propose strategies to improve patient safety.


This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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May

23

Putting Pen to Paper: Drawing, Comics, and Advance Care Planning - MK Czerwiec

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Putting Pen to Paper: Drawing, Comics, and Advance Care Planning

Recent work in the field of graphic medicine (the interface of comics and the discourse of healthcare) has been created in the areas of informed consent and advance care planning. But no comic currently exists that puts these two together and clearly shows what life-saving interventions such as a code, or long-term mechanical ventilation, or life after either, actually looks like. Could a comic guide to advance care planning be useful for patients, families, personal and professional caregivers?

MK Czerwiec, RN, MA
Artist-in-Residence, MH&B Graduate Program
Alum, Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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May

24

Politics, Identity, and Ethics in STEM Learning: Global Perspectives and Challenges

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

How is STEM learning framed, formed, and experienced across historical and global contexts? In this talk, Learning Sciences faculty Shirin Vossoughi and Sepehr Vakil will draw on their joint and individual projects to argue new theoretical tools are needed to better illuminate complex interactions between history, politics, and STEM education, and their implications for learners' identities as intellectual and socio-political actors.

Shirin Vossoughi is an assistant professor of learning sciences. Vossoughi’s research centers on hybrid learning environments that blend formal and informal elements and support young people to engage in sophisticated forms of disciplinary thinking while questioning and expanding disciplinary boundaries. Prior to joining the Learning Sciences faculty at Northwestern University in 2014, Shirin Vossoughi was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and the Exploratorium, where she led an ethnographic study of after-school programs that blend scientific inquiry, literacy and the arts. Vossoughi has taught in schools, after-school and summer programs, and served as the director of a summer camp for youth in the Iranian diaspora.

Sepehr Vakil is an assistant professor of learning sciences. He recently received a prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship, investigates the cultural and political dimensions of STEM education, with a disciplinary focus in computer science and engineering. Working in partnership with communities and educators, he draws on design-based and participatory research methodologies to explore new transformative possibilities for STEM teaching and learning.

The Northwestern Buffett Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

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May

30

One Story, Two Story, Three Story, Four: The Invisible People of Chicago - John Franklin

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

John Franklin MD, MSc, MA
Associate Dean, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Student Support
Professor of Psychiatry, Transplant Surgery and Medical Education
Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

One Story, Two Story, Three Story, Four: The Invisible People of Chicago
In this talk, it is with great respect (and uncertain ethics) that I attempt to make meaning, put in perspective, approximately 3000 stories of people I characterize as “The Invisible people of Chicago”. I will describe who these people are, what ails them and why and how they are telling me their stories. We will discuss the nature and power of personal storytelling. What facilitates their telling? What impends them? We will be uncovering conflicting, intersecting values and power differentials embedded in this endeavor. In addition, we will reflect upon why these stories, at times, are so hard to hear and why they are so difficult to accurately record. I will lend voice to a few stories told to me and reflect upon how the stories affect both teller and listener (me).

 

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