Medical Ethics & Humanities

Medical Ethics and Humanities is a program within the Division of General Internal Medicine. Our 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.

Questionable agreement: the inter-rater reliability of major depressive disorder & its implications for quality improvement

Speaker: Abraham M. Nussbaum
Date: Nov 16, 2017

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Dec 08, 2020

Marina Gomberg: If You’ve Ever Felt Or Dealt COVID shame, Read This

The shame that comes with illness can be detrimental to our health and well being. Unfortunately, shame for illness has been apart of human nature for as long as we can remember. Dr. Gretchen Case, PhD, discussed in a recent article the need to change that dynamic. In this article Dr. Case and two of her colleagues discuss this issue more in depth and encourage us to treat others with kindness and respect, especially when it comes to the shame that illnesses like COVID-19 bring.... Read More

Internal Medicine
Nov 24, 2020

Letter: Be Safe This Holiday Season

Spending time in the hospital or watching those we love suffer is never a fun experience. Especially not around the holidays. In this letter written by Dr. Gretchen Case, she shares her own personal experience with hospitals and the holidays and pleads with others to make smart and safe choices so they don't have to experience similar heartbreak. ... Read More

Internal Medicine

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Beyond Versus by James Tabery

Beyond Versus: The Struggle the Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture

(Life & Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology & Psychology)

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