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.

Mar

28

NMH Ethics presents Schwartz Center Rounds: What Happens to Compassion During an Opioid Epidemic?

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital presents

Schwartz Center Rounds

What Happens to Compassion During an Opioid Epidemic?

Panelists

Alan "Tony" Amberg, APN, CNP
Psychosomatics Consult Liaison
Stone Institute of Psychiatry

Jessica Kozlowski, PA
Physician Assistant
Hospital Medicine

Nicole Oguike, RN
16 East Feinberg
Medicine/Telemetry

Moderator
Judith Paice, PhD, RN
Director, Cancer Pain Program
Division of Hematology-Oncology

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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Mar

30

Katie Watson presents a Montgomery Lecture - Title TBA

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 topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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Apr

13

Kathy Neely presents a Montgomery Lecture - Title TBA

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 topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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Apr

20

John Franklin presents a Montgomery Lecture - Title TBA

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 topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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Apr

21

Understanding the Causes of Misperceptions About Prognosis... Douglas B. White

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities presents

a lecture

with

Douglas B. White, MD, MAS

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Department of Critical Care Medicine

Vice Chair and Professor of Critical Care Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Endowed Chair for
Ethics in Critical Care Medicine

Director, Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness

Understanding the Causes of Misperceptions About Prognosis Among Surrogate Decision-Makers in ICUs

Surrogate decision-makers in ICUs often have inaccurate expectations about their
loved one’s prognosis. This is a problem because prognostic information influences treatment decisions near the end of life. Although the cause of the disconnect about prognosis is often attributed to misunderstandings by surrogates of physicians' prognostications, this assumption has not been empirically validated. This presentation will address empirical work on the causes and consequences of discordance about prognosis. It will also address the development of an intervention to improve surrogate decision-making in ICUs.

Objectives:

1. To explore the causes and consequences of misperceptions about prognosis among surrogate decision-makers in ICUs.
2. To describe the development of an intervention to improve surrogate decision-making in ICUs.

 

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Apr

27

Anna Fenton-Hathaway presents a Montgomery Lecture - Title TBA

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 topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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May

04

A Picture of Health: Visualizing Care in Late Ottoman Istanbul - Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program,
in co-sponsorship with the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program

presents

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel
Assistant Professor
International Studies Department
Macalester College
Saint Paul, Minnesota

This talk addresses a specific album from the 1890s found among Ottoman sultan Abdülhamit's collection which shows female patients of the Haseki Women's Hospital after they have regained their health. These formal portraits show each patient modestly dressed in hospital issued uniform yet baring her abdomen to show a surgical scar. In a bell jar on the ornate table each woman leans on is displayed the tumor removed by the gynecological surgeon. How might we make sense of the surgeon's signature on each plate (and differently on each abdomen in the form of a scar) despite the images having been made by a prominent studio photographer? How does this album require us to rethink agency in photography? How do we make sense of these images displaying that which was once internal to these women, to themselves, the surgeon and the sultan? Does the appearance of these images in an album at the palace collapse traditional differences between medical and political imaging technologies? How is care being visualized and to what political end? What kinds of relationships are materialized in this album?

The photo albums of Ottoman sultan and Islamic leader Abdulhamit II (1876-1909) who dispatched photographers to four corners of his empire contain some 35,000 images. This visual archive documents state projects such as military and government buildings, hospitals, factories, massive engineering projects, schools, mosques, and cityscapes, and includes a large collection of police photographs. The sultan’s collection also contains albums sent to him by diplomats, foreign heads of state and individual foreigners and Ottoman subjects, including doctors.

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May

05

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Conference: Producing Knowledge, Evolving Practice - May 5, 2017

No Location -

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities presents

a conference

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program, we are thrilled to announce our upcoming conference. We hope you’ll join us as we share research and scholarship among our MA alumni and others in the Northwestern community!

THE EXACT TIME AND LOCATION WILL BE POSTED SOON.

 

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May

11

Cecilio Cooper presents a Montgomery Lecture - Title TBA

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 topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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May

18

Richard Miller presents a Montgomery Lecture - Title TBA

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 topic of this particular talk is yet to be announced.

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