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.
Nuremberg's Legacy: Law, Medicine & Ethics
Continuing Education Program
May 31-June 7, 2014
Visit Munich and Nuremberg to learn about the role of law, medicine, and ethics in Germany during and after WWII. Participants will have the opportunity to tour sites of legal and historical significance, including the courthouse in which the Nuremberg Trials occurred and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, and receive lectures from international experts in their fields. Along with a rich educational program, there will be time for independent sightseeing, including a visit to the picturesque Bavarian town of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This program is sponsored by the SIU School of Law and the SIU School of Medicine, and is supported, in part, by funds from the First Health Medical Provider Class represented by SL Champman LLC.
Course segments include (subject to change):
Overview of WWII’s Medical & Legal Atrocities and the Implications for Modern Medical and Legal Practice
When Ethics Fail: The Lawyers, Judges, and Doctors of the Third Reich
The Epidemic of Mass Incarceration and the Implications for Attorneys and Medical Professionals
and many more.
upcoming in the department
SIU School of Law's Health Policy Institute: From Critical Shortage to Critical Mass: Addressing the Lack of Donor Organs
The 16th Annual Health Policy Institute, sponsored by SIU's School of Law, School of Medicine, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, and Southern Illinois Healthcare will be held on Friday, May 16, 8:30-3:30 pm in the Lesar Law Building, 1150 Douglas Dr., Carbondale IL. Room 108 (simulcast to the Dirksen Conference Room at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield).
Presenters will include Dean Kappel, BA, MSW., President/CEO of Mid-America Transplant Services (MTS); Steve Harvey, JD, lead counsel and owner of Steve Harvey Law LLC; Stuart C. Sweet, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Pediatric Lung Transplant Program W. McKim Marriott Professor of Pediatrics Washington University; T. Randolph Beard, PhD, Professor of Economics, Auburn University; and Andrew Cameron, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Liver Transplant program at John Hopkins Hospital.
For more information about the Health Policy Institute and registration, contact the Southern Illinois University School of Law.