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Department of Medical Humanities

The Mission of the Department of Medical Humanities is to ensure critical dialog about health, health care and the human condition.

The Department of Medical Humanities at Southern Illinois University offers a curriculum designed to provide medical students with a core knowledge in the humanities, emphasizing application of the content and methodologies of humanities disciplines to the practice of medicine. These humanities disciplines include: ethics, health policy, medical history, medical jurisprudence, psychosocial care, and religious studies.

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upcoming events

Two events are happening on April 15, 2015:

SIU School of Law
and
SIU School of Medicine
Department of Medical Humanities

present

John and Marsha Ryan
Bioethicist-in-Residence

Thaddeus M. Pope, PhD, JD
Director, Health Law Institute
Hamline University School of Law

"When Are You Dead? Expanding Objections to Brain Death and Recommended Responses"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
5:00 p.m.
Telehealth Conference Room
913 N. Rutledge, Room 1252

This presentation will be videocast from SIU School of Law in Carbondale

 

Also on April 15, 2015:

HONORING LINCOLN SYMPOSIUM

SPONSORED BY SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL HUMANITIES, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL FOUNDATION

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

5:00 p.m. – Doors open, including the Pearson Museum
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Presentations
LIMITED SEATING


“MASSIVE GRIEF – THE NATION AND THE FAMILY”


Featured Presentations:

  • “I saw his face” – Mourning and Physical Presence From Lincoln’s Era to Modern Times – Dr. Christine Todd, Professor and Chair of Medical Humanities, Southern Illinois University School  of Medicine
  • “I feel utterly without spirit or courage” – The effect of Lincoln’s Death on Mary, Robert and Tad – Jason Emerson, Historian and Author 
  • Death and Grief in the Age of Abraham Lincoln – Dr. Susan Matt, Professor and Chair of 
    History, Weber State University, Utah


    Venue: South Auditorium
    Southern Illinois School of Medicine
    801 N. Rutledge St.
    Springfield, IL 62701
    For more information, contact SIU Dept. of Public Affairs, 217-545-2155

 

April 16-17: Thaddeus Pope, PhD, JD, the John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist-in-Residence Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, will visit Springfield. His presentation on Medical Futility-Policy Implications is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17th in Telehealth, Room 1252 / 913 Buildilng. Dr. Pope holds the position of Director of the Health Law Institute and Associate Professor of Law, both at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN.

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Tuesday, May 5, 12:00 Noon

THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL HUMANITIES PRESENTS:

REFELCTIVE PRACTICE IN MEDICINE

SUSAN ARJMAND, MD

Telehealth, 913 Building, Room 1252

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Friday, May 22, 2015: 17th Annual Southern Illinois HealthCare/SIU Health Policy Institute presents

ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY METHODS IN HEALTHCARE: THE SEARCH FOR QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Medical Society, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois State Medical Society, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, and by the SIU School of Medicine - Department of Medical Humanities. CME credits are available.

Please click for registration and venue locations in Springfield, Carbondale and Chicago.


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