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Past Events

World Bioethics Day: Week-Long events

  • All week: Students from the Arts of Health and Medicine club will be providing free information about advanced directives.

F. Daniel Davis, Ph.D.
End of Life Care: An Honest Conversation

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:00-1:00pm
Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall - Room 218 (Huntzinger)

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F. Daniel Davis, Ph.D. Event


Dr. Ira Bedzow & Dr. Joseph Curran
The Role of Religion in Medical Ethics: Perspectives from Judaism and Catholicism

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library

This speaking engagement is specifically for the Misericordia University community

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Dr. Bedzow and Dr. Curran Event


Ira Bedzow, Ph. D.

Is there a Role for Religion in End-of-Life Care Decision Making? A Jewish Bioethical Perspective

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall

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Dr. Ira Bedzow Event


Emily Mendenhall, Ph.D., MPH
Syndemic Diabetes: Entanglements of Poverty, Trauma, and HIV

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library

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Emily Mendenhall, Ph.D., MPH

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Misericordia University Community Choir

Matthew Rupcich, Conductor
Performing

Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps
by Donald McCullough

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Lemmond Theater

Join us for an emotional and uplifting journey through one of the bleakest periods of history featuring original music and readings from Nazi concentration camps.

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Pre-Concert Discussion and Lecture - 6:15 p.m.
"Of Rhetoric and Representation: Music, Literature, and the Culture of Eugenics"

Led by Dr. Amanda Caleb (Department of English) and Dr. Ryan Weber (Department of Fine Arts)

Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms
Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall, 218-219

*Pre-concert discussion and lecture are free and open to the public

Sponsored by Misericordia University's Medical and Health Humanities (MHH) Program, Center for Human Dignity n Bioethics, Medicine, and Health and Center for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE)


Susan Shifrin, Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director, ARTZ Philadelphia
Dementia Narratives - The "Long Goodbye" or Something Different?

Monday, April 30 - McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library

Poetry Reading: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (in honor of Vanessa Botzman's aunt, Sandy Bernabeo Pecchia)
Lecture: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

*Both events are free and open to the public

Susan Shifrin, Ph.D.

Dr. Susan Shifrin is an art historian and curator by training. She received her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College and has worked at museums up and down the East coast. She is the founder and Executive Director of ARTZ Philadelphia, a small nonprofit dedicated to enhancing quality of life for people living with dementia in the Greater Philadelphia region and for their families. She was inspired to start ARTZ Philadelphia after having hosted programs for visitors with dementia at her museum. She was profoundly moved as she watched them come to life in the galleries, talking about art

with each other, their caregivers and Museum staff. Art became their vehicle for self-expression, interaction, creativity, mutual respect, and for joy.

Dr. Shifrin recently launched a collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University called “ARTZ @ Jefferson” in which people living with dementia and their care partners mentor medical and other health professions students at Jefferson each semester.

Dr. Shifrin publishes articles on the intersections of the arts and dementia and has spoken and keynoted at professional conferences both in the United States and abroad. Recently, she spoke at the 1st International Research Conference on Arts and Dementia at the Royal Society for Public Health in London.

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Co-sponsored by the Medical Health and Humanities Program and the English Department


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.

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Jennifer Higgins
Waiting for Disruption: A Health Care System on the BrinkFebruary 5, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library

Jennifer Higgins

The ongoing quest to demonstrate value in health care delivery has driven providers and insurers to partner in care coordination and risk sharing. On the horizon, we find technology companies and other innovators prepared to disrupt the health care marketplace through data analytics and end-runs around physicians and pharmacists to get more services to patients directly. Are we on the brink of a new dawn in health care? If so, what could an “Amazon model” mean for consumers and legacy models that have served us since the Hill-Burton Act of the 1940s?

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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
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    • 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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