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Dec
2
2021

Legal and Ethical Issues in End-of-life Care in the Emergency Department - Arthur Derse

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When: Thursday, December 2, 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

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP
Professor and Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities 
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Legal and Ethical Issues in End-of-life Care in the Emergency Department

Emergency medical professionals who care for patients with end-of-life illnesses are often faced with ethical dilemmas that may have accompanying legal implications. This talk will cover the issues of consensus and controversy, including myths and pitfalls.

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Jan
6
2022

Laura Kolbe - Incendiary Documentation: Poetry as Reclamation and Joyful Provocation

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When: Thursday, January 6, 2022
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

Laura Kolbe, MD, MPhil
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Ethicist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Author of Little Pharma

Incendiary Documentation: Poetry as Reclamation and Joyful Provocation

Reams of linguistic production litter our lives as clinicians, patients, or other participants in healthcare. What do our conventional modes of documenting illness, or certifying professional competence in healthcare, leave unspoken, and how do those omissions impoverish our sense of what sickness and care consist of? What do we censor as “improper” for the written record? How can we reclaim these lost realms of affect and experience? Laura Kolbe will read from her new poetry collection Little Pharma and discuss collisions between art-making and the practice of care, focusing on the productive tension between the ways we use language as clinicians, as poets, as ethicists, and in other shifting roles.

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Jan
13
2022

Preya Tarsney - The Case Against AMA (Against Medical Advice) Discharges

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When: Thursday, January 13, 2022
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

Preya S. Tarsney, JD, HEC-C
Director, Donnelley Ethics Program
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Case Against AMA (Against Medical Advice) Discharges

This lecture will examine the ethical arguments against handling refusals of medical treatment and care plans that lead to discharge as AMA or “Against Medical Advice Discharges”. Drawing from challenging cases from the inpatient rehabilitation setting, we will discuss the merits and drawbacks of this AMA framework compared with alternate options for handling refusals that lead to earlier than anticipated discharges from an inpatient setting. We will also examine various ethical tensions that arise when addressing these refusals, as well as potential strategies to mitigate harm and honor dignity of risk.

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Jan
20
2022

Cara Angelotta - What Happens When She Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant? Legal, Ethical, and Psychiatric Issues

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When: Thursday, January 20, 2022
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

Cara Angelotta MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Director
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

What Happens When She Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant?
Legal, Ethical, and Psychiatric Issues

This talk will cover and discuss the phenomenon of very late pregnancy recognition, termed pregnancy denial, and the connection to criminalization of pregnancy. Drawing on cases from her forensic psychiatric experience, Dr. Angelotta will outline the complex legal, ethical, and psychiatric issues encountered when an individual is charged with a crime related to giving birth alone after an unrecognized pregnancy. 

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Jan
27
2022

Catherine Belling - Drowning: The Limits of Rescue and the Ethics of Failure

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When: Thursday, January 27, 2022
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

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

Drowning: The Limits of Rescue and the
Ethics of Failure

In this lecture, we will think about drowning, both literally and metaphorically. Taking as starting point the very specific clinical and ethical challenges posed by the care of traumatized displaced migrant populations, Professor Belling will draw on the representation of drowning or near-drowning as trauma in several recent films about people attempting to migrate by sea from Africa to Europe (and about those who aspire to help them): Fire at Sea (dir. Rose, 2016), Atlantique (Diop, 2019), His House (Weekes, 2020), and Styx (Fischer, 2018). We will then explore the metaphorical significance of drowning, both within these films and in their resonance for health care, as a way to reimagine what it means to be overwhelmed. Who drowns? Who lets another drown rather than rescue them? How might these films’ storytelling “open up new routes,” as Lisa Diedrich puts it in her work on an ethics of failure, when doctors and patients “risk failure, risk relation”? 

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