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Oct
31
2019

The Consolation of Horror:  A Hidden Opportunity in the Hidden Curriculum - Catherine Belling

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When: Thursday, October 31, 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

Cost: FREE

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Catherine Belling, PhD
Associate Professor of Medical Education
Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Consolation of Horror:
A Hidden Opportunity in the Hidden Curriculum

"Horror" is a genre (e.g. horror movies) and before that an affect (the reaction horror movies try to provoke). The experience of medicine, for professionals, for patients, and for the public, often means encountering the same things that horrify movie audiences, but in a different context. How does medicine represent horror and its unruly objects? I'll suggest that explicit attention to horror in medicine might generate some surprising sources of compassion and resilience.

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