A Commitment to Preserve Human Dignity in Health Care
The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Health, and the Holocaust 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 featured 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.
Deadly Medicine: How Healers Became Killers
From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" exhibit traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection. The purpose of this webinar is to provide a guided tour of this exhibit so that healthcare professionals all over the world can benefit from this important resource.