Sep
27
Thu 12:00 PM

The Atticus Finch Problem: Navigating Conflicts Between Law and Ethics - Katie Watson - MH&B Lecture

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When: Thursday, September 27, 2012
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  
Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Searle Seminar Rm, 1st Floor
303 E. Superior  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Bryan Morrison   13125031927  
Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures
Category: Academic
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Katie Watson
Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Feinberg School of Medicine

The Atticus Finch Problem: Navigating Conflicts Between Law and Ethics

Most law-and-bioethics lectures focus on what law is or what it ought to be. But, as dramatized at the end of "To Kill A Mockingbird," when following the law could lead to injustice, sometimes good people take the law into their own hands. This occasionally happens behind closed doors in clinical and research settings, yet the ethics of the practice is rarely discussed. When a clinician or researcher is faced with a "bad" law or regulation - one s/he thinks is unethical overall, or one that's generally good but might cause unintended unjust consequences in this particular case - what should they do? Is it virtuous to consistently follow the law? When is violating the law an exercise of professional judgment, and when is it an act of arrogance? In this lecture, attorney-ethicist Katie Watson will address these provocative questions by considering the ethical dilemmas law occasionally creates for clinicians and researchers, and exploring whether violating the law to advance healthcare is ever an ethical choice.

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The Special Topics in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures run weekly on Thursdays at noon, addressing diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. All lectures run from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a lunch.


Oct
4
Thu 12:00 PM

Feminism, History, and Anatomy Texts - Sarah Rodriguez - Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures

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When: Thursday, October 4, 2012
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  
Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Searle Seminar Rm, 1st Floor
303 E. Superior  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Bryan Morrison   13125031927  
Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures
Category: Academic
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Sarah Rodriguez, PhD
Lecturer
Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Feinberg School of Medicine

Feminism, History, and Anatomy Texts

The Special Topics in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures run weekly on Thursdays at noon, addressing diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. All lectures run from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a lunch.


Oct
11
Thu 12:00 PM

The Culpable Ethicist - Mathew Pauley - Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures

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When: Thursday, October 11, 2012
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  
Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Searle Seminar Rm, 1st Floor
303 E. Superior  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Bryan Morrison   13125031927  
Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures
Category: Academic
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Mathew Pauley, JD, MA, MDR
Director, Medical Bioethics, Kaiser Permanente, San Bernardino Area
Former Fellow, Medical Humanities & Bioethics, Feinberg School of Medicine

The Culpable Ethicist: Reflections on Responsibilities in Clinical Ethics Consultation

To what extent are clinical ethicists responsible for patient care outcomes in cases they are involved? Are they just advisors? In this talk, Mathew Pauley will ponder this issue, exploring both legal and moral culpability, as well as personal struggles within his own practice.

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The Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures run weekly on Thursdays at noon, addressing diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. All lectures run from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a lunch.


Oct
18
Thu 12:00 PM

Abortion, Human Sexuality, and Personal Responsibility - Mark Sheldon - MH&B Lectures

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When: Thursday, October 18, 2012
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  
Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Searle Seminar Rm, 1st Floor
303 E. Superior  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Bryan Morrison   13125031927  
Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures
Category: Academic
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Mark Sheldon, PhD
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Philosophy, and
Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Northwestern University

Abortion, Human Sexuality, and Personal Responsibility

Some individuals argue that anyone who engages in a sexual relationship should be prepared to accept the consequences. What this usually means, to these individuals, is that, if one becomes pregnant, one has a responsibility to continue the pregnancy until live birth. The purpose of this talk is to explore this view and identify possible problems with the argument.

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The Special Topics Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures run weekly on Thursdays at noon, addressing diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. All lectures run from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a lunch.


Oct
25
Thu 12:00 PM

Patient Narratives and the Electronic Medical Record - Rebecca Brashler - MH&B Lectures

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When: Thursday, October 25, 2012
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  
Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University, Searle Seminar Rm, 1st Floor
303 E. Superior  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Bryan Morrison   13125031927  
Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures
Category: Academic
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Rebecca Brashler, LCSW
Director, Global Patient Services
Donnelley Ethics Program
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Patient Narratives and the Electronic Medical Record

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) have dramatically altered how we document in hospitals and have improved many aspects of record keeping – particularly timely access to information, legibility, and tracking of lab values/medications. However, in spite of being associated with the phrase “Meaningful Use” it often seems that the EMR makes it more difficult to tell the patient’s story. What have we lost in this conversion to electronic documentation and how can we get it back?

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The Special Topics Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures run weekly on Thursdays at noon, addressing diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. All lectures run from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a lunch.

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