Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

Cases That Stick: Substituted Judgment and Decision-Making - Debjani Mukherjee

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When: Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor, Searle Seminar room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture


Debjani Mukherjee, PhD
Director, Donnelley Ethics Program
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Medical Education

Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Cases That Stick: Substituted Judgment and Decision-Making

As a clinical ethics consultant, some cases “stick” or stay with us because of values in tension, unanswerable questions, or strong emotions. In this talk, I will explore the concept of substituted judgment or the standard that surrogate decision-makers are instructed to make decisions as she/he believes the patient would if they could. I will draw on case examples, and literature from disability studies, psychology and clinical ethics to delve into this concept.

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