The Division is sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
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.
Dr. Mark Mercurio is Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics and the Yale Pediatric Ethics Program, Professor of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine, and an attending neonatologist at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is Chair of the Pediatric Ethics Committee, and Associate Director of the Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics on the main campus. Recent work has appeared in Pediatrics, the Hastings Center Report, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and the Journal of Perinatology. He currently serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Bioethics.
Dr. Mercurio will present the following as 2015 David Green Memorial Lecturer:
Congratulations to Katherine Poruk as the recipient of the 2012 Best Medical Ethics Essay Award!
Katherine Poruk has earned this year's award for her essay, "Too Old for an Organ: The Ethical Dilemma of Age in Cardiac Transplantation." Katherine has agreed to share an abridged version of her reflective essay in our Fall Medical Ethics and Humanities Newsletter.
The award for the Best Medical Ethics Essay is received by a student in the Medical Ethics Course for Senior Medical Students, a required course taught each Spring by the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities.