- Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:15pmKali Quinn, performance artist, violinist and educator
Please join us for the second of two shows by Kāli Quinn, performance artist, violinist and educator.
The second show is: OVERTURE TO A THURSDAY MORNING: Grief, Identity & Coming of Age Through Parental Loss
When rock-star wannnabe Lila inherits all of her mother's things upon her mother’s death, she discovers the astonishing truth about her own birth in an infant home for "unwed" mothers. This performance is a suspenseful and inspiring journey that questions the will to go on and who to take with you.
- Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:15pmKali Quinn, performance artist, violinist and educator
Please join us for two upcoming shows by Kāli Quinn, performance artist, violinist and educator.
The first show is:
VAMPING: Aging, Memory Loss, & End-of-Life Ethics
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:15pm
Great Hall, Trent Semans Center, Duke Medical Center Campus
Eleanor sits in a nursing care facility longing for her home of sixty-three years. As she moves through medical testing and care for Alzheimer's Disease, she attempts to make sense of fractured memories, reckon with her regret, and somehow begin to face her imminent death.
- Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 5:45pm
Paul Starr, PhD , Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Princeton University
- Endowed Lectureships
Since the early 1980s, two great cycles of change have unfolded in health care-each one set off by rising costs and punctuated by national political conflict. The next phase is taking shape now.
See recording of Paul Starr's lecture.
- Friday, March 9, 2018 - 8:00am to Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
The focus of this conference is severe and enduring anorexia nervosa. Given that the odds of recovery become lower with the passage of time and that patients with anorexia nervosa genuinely suffer, might it make sense at some point to transition from a focus on cure to a focus on quality of life? Might it make sense in such cases to honor a patient’s desire to avoid hospitalization and/or forced feeding? If so, what else should we provide? If we are to offer compassionate care for this patient population, we must carefully reflect on these questions.
- Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II is the president of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival which is a multi-state movement fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, environmental destruction, and other injustices. Repairers of the Breach is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to build a moral agenda rooted in a framework that uplifts our deepest moral and constitutional values to redeem the heart and soul of our country.
See recording of Rev. Barber's talk.
- Friday, February 16, 2018 - 6:15pm to Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Friday, February 16, 2018
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Screening of the documentary Requiem for a Running Back and a conversation with the filmmaker Rebecca Carpenter
Saturday, February 17, 2018
- Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
John Lantos, MD, Director, Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri at Kansas City
- Topics in Medical Ethics Lecture Series
Until very recently, almost all babies born at 22 weeks of gestation died. That is starting to change. A number of recent studies show 30-50% survival with outcomes among survivors that are similar to outcomes for babies born at 23 and 24 weeks of gestation. However, most tertiary care centers, with support of bioethicists, still withhold active treatment from most babies born at 22 weeks. Is there any other situation in medicine in which doctors discover a remarkable new treatment for a previously fatal disease and other doctors show no interest in studying it or disseminating it? And bioethicists support them?
See video recording.
- Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Margaret Humphreys, MD PhD, Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine, Professor of History and Medicine, Duke University
- Humanities in Medicine Lecture
https://dukemed-source.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Play/0d696fae25054437978fc31228a7bd9e1dIn addition to liberation of America's slaves, the Civil War also promoted the professional development of African American physicians and nurses in surprising ways. This talk highlights the career of Dr. J.D. Harris, an African American born free in Fayetteville, NC, who served as a surgeon during the war.
See video recording.
- Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pmThe Narrative Medicine Interest Group for medical students will meet on Thursday, December 7 in the Trent Center conference room, 108 Seeley Mudd Building.
Medical students meet with faculty facilitators Karen Jooste, MD, Jennifer Lawson, MD, and Brian Quaranta, MD and a team of students led by Alexis Wilsey, to read and discuss selected texts that reflect on the experience of illness. Narrative medicine engages attention to story in order...