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

24

NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds - Responding to Bigotry, Prejudice, and Racism in the Workplace

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital presents

A Schwartz Rounds

Responding to Bigotry, Prejudice, and Racism in the Workplace

Healthcare organizations are increasingly diverse in employee and patient populations. Creating an environment of respect is key to providing high quality, culturally sensitive care. The panel will explore strategies for responding to bigoted or racist comments or requests from patients and families to not be cared for by clinicians of a specific race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. They will also invite the audience to consider how to support colleagues when they experience bigotry, prejudice or racism in the workplace, while yet upholding our “patients first” mission.

Panelists:
Nausheen Akhter, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Shaun Hamberlin, RN
Certified Radiology Nurse, MRI Department 

Andrea Horton, JD, MDiv
Chaplain Resident, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Edra Sierra, RN
Clinical Coordinator, Stem Cell Transplant
16 Prentice, NMH

Moderator:
M. Jeanne Wirpsa, MA, BCC
Senior Staff Chaplain & Medical Ethics, Program Manager

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

26

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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Oct

30

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds

Topic to be announced

This monthly conference has been established by the Clinical Classification and Evaluation Committee (CCEC) as an opportunity to present and discuss examples of actual and near-miss events in patient safety at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other sources.

The purpose of this program is to improve patient care and outcomes through the prevention of patient safety and system breakdowns.

Learning Objectives:

• Discuss a current issue related to patient safety
• 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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Nov

02

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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Nov

07

NMH Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - Intimate Partner Violence: Respecting Choices, Facilitating Healing

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Medical Ethics presents

Ethics Grand Rounds

with

Jessica Hall, LCSW
Social Worker, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Traci Kurtzer, MD
Gynecology, NMG Evanston
Northwestern Medicine

Lenore F. Soglin, MD, FAC
Assistant Professor Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medicine Legacy Group
Medical Director and Founder, Apna Ghar Shelter Clinic

Intimate Partner Violence: Respecting Choices, Facilitating Healing

Medical Ethics Committee is pleased to announce this year's programs to engage you, challenge you and invite you to share your insights into patient care. The purpose of these sessions is to promote ethical decision-making in health care.

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

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Nov

09

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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Nov

16

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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Nov

20

Lurie Children's Ethics Grand Rounds with Ashley Bennett

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lurie Children's Hospital presents an

Ethics Grand Rounds with

Ashley Bennett

When more info about this event becomes available, an update will be posted.

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

 

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Nov

21

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Patient Safety Grand Rounds

Topic to be announced

This monthly conference has been established by the Clinical Classification and Evaluation Committee (CCEC) as an opportunity to present and discuss examples of actual and near-miss events in patient safety at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other sources.

The purpose of this program is to improve patient care and outcomes through the prevention of patient safety and system breakdowns.

Learning Objectives:

• Discuss a current issue related to patient safety
• 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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Nov

28

NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds -TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital presents

A Schwartz Rounds

Details on this talk will be posted when they become available.

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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