Conversations About Ethics

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Moving Toward A Healthy Community: Health Disparities and Mending the Gap in Bexar County

A panel of distinguished speakers

This symposium explored the issues of unfilled health care needs, as well as cultural and situational factors impending full utilization of existing facilities and programs.

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An Intercultural Perspective on Aspirational Ethics to Promote Inclusive Care

R. Esteban Montilla, Ph.D., LPC

Breaking down barriers for individuals seeking healthcare by addressing conflicts within a diverse and pluralistic society.

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Biology of Self and "No Self": Emotions, Contemplation, Compassion and Health

Margaret Kemeny

Understanding the effects of stress, cognition, and emotion on the brain, hormones, the immune system and health.

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Lowering Blood Pressure as a Moral Act: Stress, Health and Socioeconomic Status

Dr. Robert Sapolksy

Analyze how perceptions of social status, and social behaviors based on those perceptions, have a direct impact on physical health.

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Religious & Secular Approaches to Suffering and Healing

Dr. Jerald Winakur, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Rabbi Jack Bemporad

Please join Conversations About Ethics for an evening of discussion with Dr. Jerald Winakur, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Rabbi Jack Bemporad who will present eastern, western and secular approaches to suffering and healing, their impact on healthcare and the ethical implications in treatment.

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Connecting Mind – Body – Health

James S. Gordon

James S. Gordon, MD, is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School. He is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression.

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Frost Lecture in Medical Ethics: The Worth of a Child

Thomas H. Murray

As science gives us increasing power over whether and when to become parents, it becomes ever more vital to reflect on what it means to become a parent, to love and raise a child who will become a strong, confident, independent adult. Since the publication of The Worth of a Child, science has given us yet more ways of inquiring into our child’s talents and dispositions, and more means of shaping them through drugs, surgeries and other technologies. Our ability to make wise choices about these technologies will be aided by a thoughtful understanding of the ethical nature of the relationship between parents and children, and what that relationship means for the flourishing of both children and parents.

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