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Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series - Frankenstein at the Bedside: A Lesson in Better Care

Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series - Frankenstein at the Bedside: A Lesson in Better Care

February 07, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

 

Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series

Frankenstein at the Bedside:  A Lesson in Better Care 

Presented by: Emily Beckman, PhD

Location:  Methodist Petticrew Auditorium

 

About the Lecturer:

Dr. Emily Beckman is Director and Assistant Professor of the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.  She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and in 2010 completed a Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics.  In addition to her responsibilities in the School of Liberal Arts, Dr. Beckman continues to devote time teaching Narrative Medicine to fourth year medical students.  Her research focuses largely on hope at the end of life, empathy in medical education, narrative, and most recently an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history and representation of mental health and illness in Indiana’s former Central State Hospital.

Objectives:

  1. To define the nature and purpose of Medical Humanities as an academic field of study.
  2. To articulate the value of literature in the education of those training for a career in healthcare.
  3. To identify specific lessons from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that can be applied to caring for patients at the bedside.

 

**Please Note– Lunch will not be provided.  You may bring your lunch & eat during the presentation.**

For questions and comments, please contact Annie Montz (kmontz@iuhealth.org or (317)962-1721).

 

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community.  Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration.  Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

 For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health. The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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