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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Curbing Opioid Addiction
Research
Jun 22, 2018

Curbing Opioid Addiction

Tanielle Brown, JD, is a law professor at the U of U College of Law whose expertise is well-suited to addiction-related scholarship. She has joined the School of Medicine where she will focus her research on legal and ethical implications of the biomedical sciences and health care.... Read More

Internal Medicine
Is Medical Aid in Dying Suicide?
Education
May 03, 2018

Is Medical Aid in Dying Suicide?

Margaret Battin, MD (Medical Ethics and Humanities) was lead author of a statement issued by the American Association of Suicidology in November 2017 asserting that medical aid in dying (MAiD) is distinct from suicide and hence the two should not be conflated.... 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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