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.

Dec

01

Professional Boundaries: Working in Hospitals During the Holidays - Rebecca Brashler

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Rebecca Brashler, LCSW
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Professional Boundaries: Working in Hospitals During the Holidays

This workshop will review the ways clinicians can balance their desire to fully engage clients emotionally with the need to maintain appropriate boundaries. Our client’s problems, pain, anxiety and loneliness can feel overwhelming to us as clinicians if we over-identify with their situations or lose sight of our role as helping professionals. But if we are too detached, we may risk losing precious opportunities to relieve their suffering. These issues are often heightened between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day when both patients and staff struggle with not being at home with their families – whether due to illness or professional obligations. The realization that both patients and staff may share feelings of being deprived of normal family/social interactions over the holidays is a great starting point for a deeper discussion about our shared experiences and our need to thoughtfully construct caring relationships.

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Dec

06

NMH Ethics presents: Patient-Centered Quality Measurements: A New Model - Cindy Barnard

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee presents a

Medical Ethics Educational Grand Rounds

with

Cindy Barnard, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Vice President, Quality, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Patient-Centered Quality Measurements: A New Model

The purpose of this session is to promote ethical decision making in healthcare 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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Dec

13

NMH Ethics presents Schwartz Rounds

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee presents

Schwartz Rounds

Schwartz Rounds aims to promote reflective practice and sustain compassion among the multidisciplinary patient care team through a regular forum where nurses, physicians, social workers and other providers discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients.

In contrast to traditional medical rounds, the focus is on the human dimension of medicine. Caregivers have an opportunity to share their experiences, thoughts and feelings on thought-provoking topics drawn from actual patient cases. The premise is that caregivers are better able to make personal connections with patients and colleagues when they have greater insight into their own responses and feelings.

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

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Dec

14

RIC Ethics presents an Ethics Grand Rounds

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RIC Donnelley Ethics Program presents an

Ethics Grand Rounds

The Donnelley Ethics Program hosts quarterly Ethics Grand Rounds through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. The Ethics Grand Rounds feature a presentation on a specific ethical issue or concept.

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

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Dec

14

RIC Ethics presents Current Controversies in Research Ethics journal club

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RIC Donnelley Ethics Program presents a meeting of

Current Controversies in Research Ethics journal club

The Donnelley Ethics Program leads the Current Controversies in Research Ethics journal club, in which researchers and clinicians are invited to discuss the ethical issues arising from an article concerning contemporary research topics written about in the popular press.

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

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Jan

03

NMH Ethics presents: Tribalism in Medicine: Impact on Patient Centered Care - Stephen Trevick, MD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee presents a

Medical Ethics Educational Grand Rounds

with

Stephen Trevick, MD
Fellow in Neurocritical Care
The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Tribalism in Medicine: Impact on Patient Centered Care

The purpose of this session is to promote ethical decision making in healthcare 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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Jan

05

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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.

The speaker and topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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Jan

10

RIC Ethics presents Schwartz Rounds

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RIC Donnelley Ethics Program presents

Schwartz Rounds

Schwartz Center Rounds® are an opportunity for RIC employees to come together to discuss the emotional aspects of caregiving. The Donnelley Ethics Program hosts Schwartz Rounds every other month, and with over 175 attendees per Rounds, it is one of the most popular activities for staff.

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

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Jan

12

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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.

The speaker and topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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Jan

19

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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.

The speaker and topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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