Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

Ethics Familiar and Strange in Living Kidney Donation - Megan Crowley-Matoka

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When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

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

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

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings


A Montgomery Lecture


Megan Crowley-Matoka, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Director, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Ethics Familiar and Strange in Living Kidney Donation

This talk draws on anthropological fieldwork in Mexico and the U.S. to explore how coming to understand living donation as a life-saving vs. a life-risking endeavor is shaped not just by medical science or ethical analysis, but by diverse cultural framings as well. What are the social processes — the particular images, ideas, and stories — by which different people in different places imagine the figure of the living donor? And what are the consequences – clinical, ethical, and social – of such diverse figurations of living donation?


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