While it’s not too late to register to attend Dr. David Fajgenbaum’s upcoming talk on October 2nd where we’re expecting a moving, powerful, and informative discussion about his experience as a physician and patient exploring his own rare disease, we have two more talks this Fall Semester that are also going to be worth saving the date for.
October 17th, 3:30 PM: George Demiris, on his book, Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care
On October 17th at 3.30 PM, the School of Nursing’s Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, Dr. George Demiris, will be talking about his recent book, Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care. In this book, Dr. Demiris and his co-authors, Drs. Oliver and Washington, outline ways in which research into palliative and hospice care may have fallen behind methodologically when compared with other fields of medicine and nursing and how it can be improved, and provides an in-depth primer on intervention research.
Because of this being peak midterm study season, we’ll have this presentation in Fagin Hall so as not to disturb students in the Biomedical Library.
Registration for the event with Dr. Demiris is open and available at this link.
November 21st, 3:00 PM: Jonathan Moreno, on his book, co-authored with President Amy Gutmann, Everyone wants to go to Heaven but nobody wants to die: Bioethics and the transformation of health care in America
To complete the semester, on the afternoon of November 21st at 3:00 PM, we’re very excited to be hosting another Penn Integrates Knowledge professor, Dr. Jonathan Moreno, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, History and Sociology of Science, and Philosophy. Dr. Moreno will be talking about the book he recently co-authored with University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Everyone wants to go to Heaven but nobody wants to die: Bioethics and the transformation of health care in America, a critically acclaimed survey of the history of bioethics in America and how the field has influenced policy and politicization of health care in this nation over the past half-Century.
Drs. Gutmann and Moreno both have played significant roles in US health care and the development of bioethical thought and practice, through their extensive and influential writing, and through service on President Barack Obama’s Bioethics Commission. Their new work is an accessible and lucid account of how philosophy has influenced the culture of medical practice, the status of physicians, and the way health care decisions are made by patients and practitioners.
The location for Dr. Moreno’s talk will be the Biomedical Library.
Biomeditations Book Talks are informal presentations from significant scholars in a format that promotes discussion, conversation, and exchange.