Current Events

A Commitment to Preserve Human Dignity in Health Care
January 28-29, 2018

Human Dignity in Health Care

The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health is pleased to join with the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust, the Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust of the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics (Haifa) and CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center to present, "A Commitment to Preserve Human Dignity In Health Care."

This full day event features lectures, workshops and interactive presentations led by internationally renowned scholars in the fields of Holocaust education, health care, health policy, and human rights endeavors. This educational and enlightening program affirms Misericordia University's dedication to emphasizing the importance of medical ethics, human dignity, equality and justice within health care.

Click here for additional event details and a complete schedule of events.

Past Events

Medical and Health Humanities Deadly Medicine Speaker Series

Partial funding for this series comes from the Catherine and Daniel Flood Endowment for the Humanities and the Medical and Health Humanities program.

  • Deadly Medicine exhibition, Pauly Friedman and MacDonald art galleries, January 18-March 14
  • MIMEH's International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony video
    Religious leaders lit candles at Misericordia University to honor the 70th Anniversary of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The interfaith ceremony was broadcast live from the “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” exhibit on 1/27/17.

Schedule of Events

  • Click here to view a flyer advertising the following events:
    • Should Good Come Out of Evil? - Rabbi Larry Kaplan - Thursday, January 19, 7:00pm
    • Holocaust and Comparative Genocide Pedagogy - Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM, Dr. Okla Elliott, Taylor Rupp, B.A., Nicole Grassi - Wednesday, February 1, 5:00pm
    • Deadly Euphemisms: A Philosophical Analysis of Nazi Medical Terminology - Dr. Margot Wielgus - Tuesday, February 7, 5:00pm
    • The Medical Professional and the Nazi Regime - Dr. Thomas Hajkowski - Tuesday, February 21, 7:00pm
    • Human Testing and the Holocaust: Is It an Aberration? How Far Have We Come? - Rabbi Roger Lerner - Wednesday, March 1, 12:00pm
  • Click here to view a flyer advertising the following events:
    • How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics - Dr. Matthew Wynia, Dr. Patricia Heberer-Rice - Thursday, January 26, 7:00pm
    • Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Doctors' Trials and the Nuremberg Code: What Have We Learned? - Dr. Stacy Gallin - Friday, January 27, 12:00pm
  • Click here to view a flyer advertising the following event:
    • Compassion for the Dying: Should the Dying be Able to Access Experimental Drugs? - Dr. Arthur Caplan - Wednesday, February 15, 6:30pm
  • Click here to view a flyer advertising the following event:
    • The Triumph of the Human Spirit, From Auschwitz to Forgiveness - Eva Mozes Kor - Tuesday, September 12, 7:00pm.

Links of Interest

Lectures

Deadly Medicine Speaker Series

  • How Healers Became Killers: Nazi Doctors and Modern Medical Ethics - Dr. Matthew Wynia, Dr. Patricia Heberer-Rice

  • Compassion for the Dying: Should the Dying be Able to Access Experimental Drugs? - Dr. Arthur Caplan

  • The Triumph of the Human Spirit, From Auschwitz to Forgiveness - Eva Mozes Kor

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