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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May 26, 2020

Dr. Brent Kious Selected as Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar

Dr. Brent Kious (Faculty, Program in Medical Ethics & Humanities) has been selected as a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar for the class of 2023. This extremely prestigious award is a 3-year fellowship that will allow Dr. Kious to spend 50% of his time in bioethics research, effective July 1. Three PMEH faculty - Drs. Peggy Battin, Leslie Francis and Jeff Botkin serve as mentors for his project. ... Read More

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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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