Disarming Dialogues in Humanities and Ethics (Workshop, University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, 2-4 November 2016)

The Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi, India and the University of Chicago Medicine, USA will be organising this three day collaborative workshop. The course faculty will be Matthew Sorrentino, David Meltzer, Vinay Kumar, Monica Peek from Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Ranjana Read more…

Care in Practice: On the Philosophy and Implementation of Care Ethics (Conference, University of Sheffield, 1st – 2nd June, 2016)

This is an international conference on care ethics, viewed from the perspective of philosophers and those engaged in medical practice. Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield: directions Programme Wednesday 1st June 10.00-11.15 Elianna Fetterolf (Oxford) and Miranda Fricker (Sheffield): ‘Epistemic Justice as a Virtue of Healthcare Professionals’ 11.15-11.45  Tea/coffee 11.45-1.00 Tove Pettersen Read more…

‘The Ethics of Display: exhibiting vulnerable bodies’ (Symposium, University of Warwick, 21 March 2016)

This symposium brings together curators, art and medical historians, and medical humanities scholars to examine the ethics and challenges of displaying difficult, sensitive and vulnerable material, especially the bodies of patients. In doing so it seeks to create an open and earnest discussion about ‘appropriate’ exhibition practices, curatorial choices, and Read more…

“Dying Well”: Enacting Medical Ethics (Symposium, Barts Pathology Museum, 25-26 September 2015)

This symposium adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to on-going debates on end-of-life care. Medical professionals, lawyers, ethicists, policy makers, humanities scholars, cultural practitioners and patient representatives will come together to consider what it might mean in today’s world to ‘die well’. The springboard for this event is Arthur Schnitzler’s medical drama Read more…

Peter Singer ‘The Most Good you can Do: How “Effective Altruism” is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically’ (Public Lecture, Durham, 5 June 2015)

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, will be speaking at Durham on 5 June (17:30 to 19:00, Elvet Riverside 201). His talk is entitled: ‘The Most Good you can Do: How “Effective Altruism” is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically’. The organisers have indicated that there Read more…

Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders – reviewed by Dr Jacob Fanus Dreyer

‘Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders’ by Peter Redfield (University of California Press, 2013).  This book is an ethnographic report on the conceptual, intellectual and practical journey of the ethical principles and practice of the founding, development and maturation of Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF)in its role as a major global Read more…