Past Events

  • Conference on Emerging Models of Healthcare

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 12:30pm to Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
    Recent shifts in health care financing, governance, and information management have profoundly shaped the ways health practitioners and patients interact with one another, often leaving both deeply unsatisfied. This conference examined diverse models of clinical care that respond to these shifts, to identify constructive ways forward that meet the needs of both patients and practitioners.

     

    Hosted by Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at the Duke School of Medicine

    For information, visit the conference website. Recordings of conference talks will be posted soon.

  • Medicine and Morally Messy Relationships

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    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Kimberley Brownlee, DPhil, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick
     

    Medical professionals play a significant role in forging, severing, and reshaping people’s intimate associations when they provide services such as abortion, IVF, sex reassignment surgery, surrogacy, and separating conjoined twins. Given the moral complexity of some types of intimate...

  • 2016 Duke-Oxford Workshop in Practical Ethics

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    Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

     

    Medicine, Society, and Value

    See workshop website for more information.

    A distinguished team of researchers from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in Oxford visits Duke to explore related themes at the intersection of the ethical evaluation of medical interventions, the role of medicine in society, and the value of individuals in society. This two day workshop is the second leg of a ‘home and away’ workshop exchange.

    The workshop is free and open to faculty, students, and the public. You are invited to attend all or some of the sessions. Registration is not required. Noontime talks include lunch. The workshop will take place at the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education at Duke University Medical Center. For more information: Trent.Center@mc.duke.edu or 919 668-9000

  • Disability or Difference?

    Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Julian Savulescu, PhD, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

     

    Lunch provided at NOON ▪ Talk begins at 12:10 pm

    Detailed information about the lecture

    This lecture is part of the upcoming 2016 Duke-Oxford Workshop in Practical Ethics, February 25-26. The workshop is free and open to faculty, students, and the public. You are invited to attend all or some of the sessions. The workshop will take place at the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education at Duke University Medical Center.

     

  • Cost Equivalence: Pluralist Allocation of Resources in a Public Health System

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Dominic Wilkinson, DPhil, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

     

    Lunch provided at NOON ▪ Talk begins at 12:10 pm

    Detailed information about the lecture

    This lecture is part of the upcoming 2016 Duke-Oxford Workshop in Practical Ethics, February 25-26. The workshop is free and open to faculty, students, and the public. You are invited to attend all or some of the sessions. The workshop will take place at the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center for Health Education at Duke University Medical Center.

  • The Healing Arts: Storytelling, Music, and the Practices of Medicine

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    Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 5:30pm
    Ray Barfield, pediatric oncologist, philosopher, novelist, poet, guitarist and Jeremy Begbie, theologian, pianist, composer, conductor

     

    How do storytelling and music shape our experience as fragile creatures subject to loss, suffering, and death?  What do storytelling, music, and the arts in general contribute to how we conceive of the practices of medicine? Come hear Ray Barfield (pediatric oncologist, philosopher,...

  • To Test or Not To Test: Ethical Decision-Making & Genetic Diseases

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    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
    • Humanities in Medicine Lecture
    Jeff Carroll, PhD is a Huntington's Disease family member, a mutation carrier, and a researcher at Western Washington University. He received his positive genetic test result for HD in 2003 and is the father to twins born from a successful round of PDG (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis) started in 2005.

     

    Co-sponsored: Duke Science & Society and Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

    Huntington's Disease is a dominant, fatal, neurodegenerative disease. These features suggest that studies of Huntington's Disease should focus on prevention, not symptom...

  • The Power of Intention in Art and Medicine

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    Friday, December 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
    Jennifer McCormick, artist, medical illustrator

    In Jennifer McCormick's work as a medical illustrator, she partners with attorneys to create visualizations that explain complex injuries and medical procedures to jury members. In her fine art, she builds on the histories and x-rays of patients to explore "an opportunity for healing, hope, and...

  • 2015 Boyarsky Lecture in Law, Medicine & Ethics

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    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:00pm
    • Endowed Lectureships
    Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

     

    Award-winning author of The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America, Allan Brandt will show how a single product came to play such a dominant role in agriculture, business, medicine and politics. He will evaluate new questions of...

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