Conversations About Ethics

The Ethics of Tragedy: Families, Childbirth and Maternal Mortality

June 19, 2017 // The Ecumenical Center // Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D., a leading bioethicist and Dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School

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The Thief of the Future: The Ethical Puzzle of Maternal Mortality

June 19, 2017 // UT Health San Antonio // Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D., a leading bioethicist and Dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School

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Ethical Issues In Palliative Care: Skilled Conversations

October 19, 2016 // The Ecumenical Center //

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Ethical Issues in Palliative Care: Transforming Health Care for an Aging Society

October 18, 2016 // UT Health Science Center | Pestana Lecture Hall 3.104A // Diane Meier, MD, FACP

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The Promotor Model: the ethical imperative to include patients in improving individual and community health

April 5, 2016 // Pestana Lecture Hall // America Bracho, MD, MPH

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Including communities in promoting mental health in ways that honor principles of self-determination, benefit, justice and equity

April 5, 2016 // The Ecumenical Center // America Bracho, MD, MPH

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Conversations About Ethics is a series of lectures and discussions about ethics issues presented by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and The Ecumenical Center through the generous support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries.


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Ethical Issues in Palliative Care: Transforming Health Care for an Aging Society

Diane Meier, MD, FACP

Evening lecture for our conversation on Ethical Issues in Palliative Care. Palliative care focuses on enhancing quality of life -- through relief of symptoms, pain and stress -- for those experiencing…

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Personal Genome Research: What Should the Participant be Told?

This May 2010 resource in Trends in Genetics identifies the ethical, medical, and communication concerns, as well as the risks and benefits, of releasing whole genome sequenci…
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Entre Mujeres Program to Help Educate Latinas

Entre Mujeres, a project of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, joins promotoras with students from Kappa Delta Chi sorority to provide education to mothers and daug…
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Next-Generation DNA Sequencing, Regulation, and the Limits of Paternalism: The Next Challenge

This December 7, 2011 Commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association explores the concerns raised by genome sequencing technology, including direct-to-consumer …
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