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    2017-2018 Academic Year Bodemer Lecture

    For our 2018 Annual Charles W. Bodemer Lecture, we are very pleased to be collaborating with the Program on Values in Society as part of their half-day symposium on Life Support: The Role of Family, Friends, and Community in Health and Healthcare. Distinguished bioethicist, Professor Hilde Lindemann will be giving the keynote address.  All members of the Bioethics and Humanities community, and the UW School of Medicine, are welcome to join us for the keynote lecture and stay for the reception, hosted by the Department of Bioethics and Humanities with generous support from the Bodemer Fund.

    April 13, 2018, 3:30-5:00pm, UW Waterfront Activities Center - Great Room

    Keynote Speech, Spring Philosophy Colloquium and Charles W. Bodemer Lecture:
                         ‘Why Families Matter’

    Hilde Lindemann, Professor Emerita, Michigan State University

    Dr. Lindemann's books include An Invitation to Feminist Ethics (McGraw-Hill 2005) and, as Hilde Lindemann Nelson, Damaged Identities, Narrative Repair (Cornell University Press 20 0 1). With James Lindemann Nelson she coauthored Alzheimer's: Answers to Hard Questions for Families (Double day 1996) and The Patient in the Family (Routledge 1995), and she has also edited three collections: Feminism and Families and Stories and Their Limits: Narrative Approaches to Bioethics (both Routledge 1997), and, with Marian Verkerk and Margaret Urban Walker, Naturalized Bioethics (Cambridge 2008). The former editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, she was also coeditor (with Sara Ruddick and Margaret Urban Walker) of Rowman & Littlefield's Feminist Constructions series and the general coeditor (with James Lindemann Nelson) of the Reflective Bioethics series at Routledge. A Fellow of the Hastings Center, her ongoing research interests are in feminist bioethics, feminist ethics, the ethics of families, and the social construction of persons and their identities. 

    Fore more information on the ½ day and to RSVP: https://phil.washington.edu/news/2018/03/21/register-medical-ethics-symposium-life-support-role-family-friends-and-community


    We welcome and encourage  everyone to  attend.

    Charles W. Bodemer was founder and chair of the Department of Biomedical History (now the Department of Bioethics & Humanities) from 1967-1985. Trained in anatomy, Dr. Bodemer had a distinguished career as a research scientist before dedicating his energies to his other love: the history of medicine. A prolific writer and dynamic teacher in that field, he used his understanding of medicine’s evolution to provide the UW School of Medicine—students and faculty alike—with a deeper appreciation of the human and social dimension of medical practice. Open to the community, the Bodemer Lecture honors his groundbreaking labors in the development of medical history and ethics at the University of Washington. This annual lecture covers topics in the areas of medical ethics and medical history.

    Bodemer plaque

    Previous Bodemer Lectures:

    Year Presenter Topic
    2018 Hilde Lindemann, PhD Why Families Matter [this event was offered jointly with the Department of Philosopy, Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium on Medical Ethics]
    2017 Sejal Patel, PhD "From Patients to Populations: The Promise, Practice, and
    Politics of Community Medicine"
    2016 Laura Stark, PhD "Why go first? The past and future of research on humans"


    Kathleen Powderly, CNM, PhD.  

    Abortion in NYC before Roe v. Wade:
    Lessons from the Archives

    2013 Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD Donation after Cardiac Death: Are there Ethical Reasons for Caution?
    2012 Len Nichols, PhD The Physician Leadership We Need
    2011 Ruth R. Faden Henrietta Lacks: Ethics at the Intersection of Health Care and Biomedical Science
    2009 James H. Jones Placing David in the Bubble
    2008 Jane Maienschein From Translational to Transplantational in the History of Stem Cell Biology (To view a video of the 2008 lecture by Dr. Jane Maienschein click here.)
    2007 Albert Jonsen The Wide, Wide World of Bioethics: Cultural Sensitivity and Ethical Relativism
    2006 Barron Lerner When the Famous Get Sick and the Sick Get Famous: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine
    2005 E. Haavi Morreim Ethical Issues in Research with Surgically Implanted Devices: Devices Ain't Drugs!
    2003 William Foege Smallpox Vaccination: Responsible Public Health in Troubled Times
    1999 William J. Winslade Traumatic Brain Injury: Medical Success & Social Failures, Where Do We Go From Here?
    1997 David M. Eisenberg Alternative Medical Therapies: Shared Decision Making
    1996 Eric T. Juengst

    Experimenting With Ethics: The Human Genome Project, the NIH, and the Lightening Rod

    1995 Gerald N. Grob Mental Health Policy in America: Retrospect & Prospect
    1994 Baruch A Brody The Clotbusters: Thrombolytic Therapy as a Case in the Ethics of new Drug Development
    1993 Alexander Morgan Capron Is Discrimination Ever a Good Thing? Health Insurance and the New Genetics
    1992 Judith Walzer Leavitt Personal Freedom v. Public Safety
    1991 James Whorton Sickness and Civilization: The Role of Constipation in Modern Medical Culture
    1990 Belding Scribner &
    Larry Churchill
    Rationing Medical Care: The Past and The Future
    1989 Allan M. Brandt AIDS: From Social History to Social Policy
    1988 Albert Jonsen Humanities are the Hormones


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