Is American health care just? If so, for whom? What can art tell us about the lived experience of mental illness? Is there anything moral about health communication? Join us at the Oregon Bioethics and Humanities Colloquium as we explore these questions and many more. See series flyer here.
The Oregon Bioethics and Humanities Colloquium (OBHC) is an academic lecture series for the state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The goal of the OBHC is to foster substantive inquiry, conversation and education in biomedical ethics and medical humanism by bringing together scholars and students from diverse disciplines including medicine, philosophy, literature,sociology, religion, communication science, health policy and more. The OBHC aims to create an environment where critical examination of the human experience is the norm, and seeks to provide innovative perspectives on medicine and health -- perspectives that will both challenge and edify all who attend.
Note: All presentations are virtual.
Upcoming Presentation Spotlight 2022 - 2023
Friday, November 18 from 8-9AM PT
"Doctor/Patient Communication and Down Syndrome: Parental Guidance Recommended"
By Hughes Evans, MD, PhD
Friday, December 9 from 8-9AM PT
"When Words Are Not Enough: Graphic Memoir and Mental Health"
By Mary E. Wood, PhD
University of Oregon
Friday, January 20 from 8-9AM PT
"Vulnerability in Caring for Others and Ourselves"
By Maureen Kelley, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University - view a recording of this presentation HERE and access the Powerpoint slides HERE
Friday, May 19th from 8-9AM PT
"Conceptualizing Culture in Healthcare Contexts: A Theoretical Framework"
Elaine Hsieh, PhD, JD
University of Minnesota
Friday, June 2 from 8-9AM PT
"Dismantling, Decolonizing and Deconstructing to Achieve Equity, Diversity and Inclusion"
C. Estela Vasquez Guzman, MD, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Past OBHC Series Presentations
Monday, October 4 from 12-1PM PT - Are There Really Any Ethics Experts? by Heidi Funke, MN, MA, RN, HEC-C from Oregon Health & Science University. View the recording of this presentation HERE and access the PowerPoint slides HERE
Monday, November 8 from 12-1PM PT - A Brain Organoid Created From My Cells? Ethical Challenges in Human Brain Organoid Research by Kate MacDuffie, PhD, MA from the Univeristy of Washington Autism Center and Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children's Hospital. View the recording of this presentation HERE and access the PowerPoint slides HERE. Dr. MacDuffie welcomes any questions regarding her research and presentation - if you would like to connect with Dr. MacDuffie, please reach out to Megan Spickerman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, December 6 from 12-1PM PT - The Clinical Utility Problem for Germline Genetic Interventions by Bryan Cwik, PhD from Portland State University. View the recording of this presentation HERE and access the PowerPoint slides HERE
Thursday, January 13 from 12-1PM PT - Pandemics, Plague, and the Health Humanities by Courtney S. Campbell, PhD, MA from Oregon State University. View the recording of this presentation HERE and access the PowerPoint slides HERE
Thursday, February 17 from 12-1PM PT "Who's in the Room?" Bioethical Reflections on Disability in Health Professions Education by Sarah Jean Barton, ThD, MS, OTR/L, BCP from Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Divinity School. View the recording of this presentation HERE (Password: AmmwUJw2) and access the PowerPoint slides HERE
Tuesday, March 1 from 8-9AM PT The Lost Art of Dying by Lydia Dugdale, MD, MAR from the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. View the recording of this presentation HERE (Password: hRbh7Ns4)
Thursday, April 14 from 12-1PM PT Imagining Family Life with Autism as an Open-Ended Journey by Dr. Daena J. Goldsmith, Professor of Rhetoric & Media Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Lewis & Clark College. View the recording of this presentation HERE (Password: 8aFdGN9H)
Thursday, May 19 from 12-1PM PT "The Negro Doctor Will be Limited to His Own Race": How the Facts of the Past Shape Our Medical Future by William Sturkey, PhD, MA from the University of North Carolina. View the recording of his presentation HERE
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