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.

Dec

19

NMH Ethics presents a Schwartz Rounds - It Is In Giving That We Receive

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern Memorial Hospital presents

A Schwartz Rounds

It Is In Giving That We Receive

When we “go the extra mile” for our patients and families, we are surprised to find out how much we receive in return. The panelists will share an amazing event they hosted on their unit – a wedding for a dying patient. Together we will reflect on how such acts of special care not only make the world of difference to patients and families but also transform the care team in the process.

Moderator:
Joshua Hauser, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician in Palliative Care

Panelists:

Julie Vermylen, MD
Palliative Care Physician

Rev. Dr. A. Mark Bradley
Manager, Spiritual Care & Education

Emily Nolan, RN
Neuro-ICU Nurse

Linda Potempa
Patient Family Member

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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Dec

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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Jan

03

NMH Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - Conscience: A Clinician's Confounder or Compass?

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Medical Ethics presents

Ethics Grand Rounds

with

Kathy Johnson Neely, MD, MA
Medical Director, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical Ethics Program
Attending Physician, Palliative Medicine
Northwestern Medicine, Central Region
Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University
     Feinberg School of Medicine

Conscience: A Clinician's Confounder or Compass?

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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Jan

11

A Short History of Hospital Advertising - Rebecca Brashler

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Rebecca Brashler, LCSW
Director, Global Patient Services
Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

A Short History of Hospital Advertising

Once thought to be unprofessional and undignified, advertising hospital services is now routine. Hospital advertisements must comply with Federal Trade Commission guidelines, but compared to direct-to-consumer advertising of prescriptions drugs, hospital advertisements are largely unregulated. Several prominent medical ethicists have called for new standards. We will examine a variety of hospital advertisement campaigns, the messages they communicate to patients about healthcare and the controversy surrounding healthcare marketing practices.

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Jan

15

Lurie Children's Ethics Grand Rounds - TBA

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lurie Children's Hospital presents an

Ethics Grand Rounds

TBA

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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Jan

18

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture with Elisha Waldman

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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Jan

25

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture with Jeanne Wirpsa

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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Feb

01

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture with Megan Crowley-Matoka

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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Feb

06

NMH Medical Ethics Grand Rounds - Reproductive Justice: Abortion as a Moral Act

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NMH Medical Ethics presents

Ethics Grand Rounds

with

Katie Watson, JD, MA
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Reproductive Justice: Abortion as a Moral Act

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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Feb

08

Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program presents a Montgomery Lecture with Megan Crowley-Matoka

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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