Northwestern Events Calendar

Oct
7
2021

Death With Dignity and the Uses of the Horrible - Catherine Belling

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When: Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Online

Cost: FREE - MUST REGISTER

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Death With Dignity and the Uses of the Horrible

What precisely does “dignity” mean in the context of end-of-life decision-making? Does its meaning differ for the patient, for loved ones, for clinicians or bioethicists? The disturbing representation of a kind of assisted suicide in Ari Aster’s 2019 horror film, Midsommar, makes an illuminating text for exploring the concept—widely used and poorly defined—of “death with dignity.” Taking Erving Goffman’s theatrical model of self-presentation as an invitation to apply the criteria of dramatic genre to the act of dying, I suggest that attention to horror, both an emotion we arguably associate with the opposite of dignity and a genre than enables us to test our ideas about good dying and its alternatives, enables us to consider how health care might identify and sustain a more flexible and ethical approach
to ways of dying.  

Catherine Belling, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Education
Faculty, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Oct
21
2021

How Should We Think About the Periviable Period?‚Äč - Priya Rajan | Natalia Henner

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When: Thursday, October 21, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Online

Cost: FREE - MUST REGISTER

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Priya Rajan, MD
Associate Professor
Section Chief, Diagnostic Ultrasound
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Natalia Henner, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatology and Palliative Care
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

How Should We Think About the Periviable Period?​ 

This talk will discuss how institutional, physician, and patient factors and goals influence obstetric and neonatal management during the periviable period. 

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Oct
28
2021

The Search for Moral Personhood in the Zombie Apocalypse - Ana Agarrat Abel

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When: Thursday, October 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Online

Cost: FREE - MUST REGISTER

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Ana Agarrat Abel, MA
Associate Director, AMPT: Advancing Nonprofits
Alum, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program, Northwestern University

The Search for Moral Personhood in the Zombie Apocalypse

Have you thought about the stance you will take when the zombies come? An exploration of the fictional world in the popular television show The Walking Dead, reveals several ethical questions, the most pressing of which is, "how do we define moral personhood?" In this lecture, Ana will share how wholesome binge watching led to a master's thesis in Zombethics and several unanswered questions about what it means to be a "person".

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Nov
4
2021

Confidentiality and Disclosure in Reproductive Healthcare - Julie Chor | Lori Freedman | Debra Stulberg

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When: Thursday, November 4, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Online

Cost: FREE - MUST REGISTER

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program 

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Confidentiality and Disclosure in Reproductive Healthcare

This session will feature two separate but thematically-linked talks. The speakers will present work from the new book Reproductive Ethics in Clinical Practice, edited by Julie Chor and Katie Watson.

·      Adolescent Confidentiality in Reproductive Healthcare
This talk will discuss public health, legal, and ethical frameworks underpinning adolescent confidentiality in reproductive healthcare.

Julie Chor, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the 
Section of Complex Family Planning
Assistant Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago

·      Challenges to Reproductive Autonomy in Catholic Facilities
One in six U.S. patients is treated in a Catholic hospital where reproductive care is constrained by religious directives. We discuss the ethical implications of constraining care in this way and describe the findings of our research with patients and providers.

Lori Freedman, PhD
Associate Professor
Greenwall Faculty Scholar
University of California, San Francisco

Debra Stulberg, MD 
Associate Professor
Chair of Family Medicine
University of Chicago

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Nov
11
2021

Some Ethical and Policy Issues in Living Kidney Donation - Martha Gershun | John Lantos

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When: Thursday, November 11, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Online

Cost: FREE - MUST REGISTER

Contact: Myria Knox   (312) 503-7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

Some Ethical and Policy Issues in Living Kidney Donation

This talk will discuss some of the ethical debates that have occurred over the last five decades with regard to living organ donors. Is removing an organ from a healthy person to benefit another a violation of the fundamental precept to "do no harm?"  Are there ethical ways to increase the supply of organs?  Are current practices for screening potential living donors ethically appropriate.  To do this, Martha Gershun will tell the story of her decision to donate a kidney to a stranger and discuss what she learned in the process of donating. John Lantos will put Martha's experience in historical and ethical context. 

Martha Gershun
Nonprofit Consultant
Writer
Living Kidney Donor 

John D. Lantos, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics
Glasnapp Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Bioethics
Director, Children's Mercy Bioethics Center
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

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