Why should it be so hard to die? Bioethicist Peggy Battin ponders some of life's most difficult questions... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Division of Medical Ethics
The Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities' mission is to prepare physicians to provide respectful, humane patient care, to address current ethical problems in health care through research and discussion and to engage with providers, patients, and families to resolve their ethical conflicts. We use relevant medicine, law, moral reasoning, literature, drama, and art to inform physicians about ethical issues and prepare them to empathize and communicate compassionately.
Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD is the 2016 David Green Memorial Speaker. Dr. Brosco is the 2016 David Green Memorial Speaker. Dr. Brosco is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Associate Director, Mailman Center for Child Development. Dr. Brosco’s research includes an analysis of the history of health care for children in early 20th century Philadelphia, the historical epidemiology of intellectual disability, and the history of newborn screening in the US. His current work integrates history, ethics, and clinical practice to forge systems-level approaches to improving child health, especially regarding large-scale screening programs. As the 2016 David Green Memorial Speaker, there are two opportunities to hear Dr. Brosco: April 13, 2016, Evening Ethics Discussion:“Against Informed Consent? The case for paternalism in genomic newborn screening” (5:30-7pm, Research Administration Building, Room #117) April 14, 2016, Pediatric Grand Rounds, David Green Memorial Lectureship:“Justice and Child Health: The Obligations of Pediatric Clinicians.” (8am-9am, 3rd floor Primary Children's Hospital Auditorium)... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Wylie Burke, MD, PhD is the 2016 Max and Sara Cowan Memorial Lecturer Dr. Burke is Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Burke is also Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and a Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the Association of American Physicians. She served on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing (1999-2002) and the NationalHuman Genome Advisory Council (1999-2003), and was President of the American Society of Human Genetics in 2007. She is Principal Investigator of the University of Washington Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, an NIH Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research. As the 2016 Sara and Max Cowan Memorial Lecturer, there are three opportunities to hear Dr. Burke: March 23, 2016, Evening Ethics Discussion : “Using data to stigmatize: What are our collective responsibilities?” (5:30-7pm, Research Administration Building, Room #117) March 24, 2016, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: "Genomics through the lens of practical clinical wisdom.” (7:45 am-8:45 am, HSEB #1750) March 24, 2016, Cowan Memorial Public Lecture: “The deceptive appeal of personal genomics” (noon-1pm, Eccles Genetics Auditorium)... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Jeff Botkin, MD: National Panel Says "Yes" to Gene Therapy Procedure, but With Restrictions... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Sam Brown, MD, was interviewed on Fox 13 News about the new study completed at the ICU at IMC: Family visitors to ICU patients help in recovery ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Jim Tabery, PhD, was interviewed on Radio West regarding LGBT sexuality: Nature, Nurture, Sexuality, & Gender.... Read MoreInternal Medicine