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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.

Oct

22

NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds - Hear My Voice: Advocating for Patient Wishes

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital presents

A Schwartz Rounds

Hear My Voice: Advocating for Patient Wishes

Panelists:
Brodie Babbo, RN 
Clinical Nurse, Cardiac Critical Care Unit

Grace Conley, RN
Clinical Nurse, Stem Cell Transplant

Briana Steffenhagen, RN
Clinical Coordinator, Stem Cell Transplant

Katie Nicole Truitt, MD
Internal Medicine Resident, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Moderator:
M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA BCC
Clinical Ethicist and Program Manager, Medical Ethics
Research Chaplain, Spiritual Care & Education
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Registration will take place on-site using texting mobile technology (NOT through MyLearning). Continuing Education credits available for nurses, physicians, social workers, and PT/OT.

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

Learning Objectives for This Program:
1. Examine social and emotional aspects of patient care delivery.
2. Discuss the impact of interdisciplinary collaboration on patient care delivery.

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

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Oct

24

A Defense of Physician Assisted Death - Mark Sheldon

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Mark Sheldon, PhD
Distinguished Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Department of Philosophy, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Ethicist, Rush University Medical Center

A Defense of Physician Assisted Death

Physicians engage in activities that facilitate patients’ deaths.  The claim that is often made is that these activities are different from what is often called physician assisted suicide. Are they?  What distinctions are offered to differentiate such activities, and do the distinctions hold?

 

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Oct

24

Patient Safety Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Patient Safety Grand Rounds

presented by

NMH Quality Patient Safety

Speaker and topic TBA.  Watch this space!

Registration will take place on-site using texting mobile technology.

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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Oct

31

The Consolation of Horror:  A Hidden Opportunity in the Hidden Curriculum - Catherine Belling

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Catherine Belling, PhD
Associate Professor of Medical Education
Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Consolation of Horror:
A Hidden Opportunity in the Hidden Curriculum

"Horror" is a genre (e.g. horror movies) and before that an affect (the reaction horror movies try to provoke). The experience of medicine, for professionals, for patients, and for the public, often means encountering the same things that horrify movie audiences, but in a different context. How does medicine represent horror and its unruly objects? I'll suggest that explicit attention to horror in medicine might generate some surprising sources of compassion and resilience.

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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-Engelstein - 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

20

Global Health Pre-Departure Seminar: Global Health Ethics

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter: Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD, Director, Center for Global Health Education and Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine , Feinberg School of Medicine

Title: Global Health Ethics

Part of the Global Health Pre-Departure Seminar Series. FSM students receiving Global Health Initiative awards are required to attend this seminar prior to their international rotations.

Food will be provided.

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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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Dec

05

Montgomery Lecture Series - speaker and topic TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Speaker and 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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Jan

09

Celeste Watkins-Hayes - 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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