Medicine, Meaning and Mortality: A Teatime Reading Group

Sponsored by the Hospital Ethics Committee and UNC Center for Bioethics, a new reading group at UNC will address the intertwined issues of meaning and mortality in a medical context.

When Jan 26, 2012
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Starbucks Conference Room A
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The group will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month from 4 - 5 p.m. for light tea and conversation about complex issues such as what provides meaning in life, how provider perspectives on mortality inform patient care, and whether patients and providers differ in their values. Readings will be broad, covering philosophical perspectives, popular writings on life meaning, and studies particular to the intersection of mortality and medical practices.

Everyone is welcome.

If interested, please contact: Dionna Nalls, Coordinator of the UNC Center for Bioethics and Hospital Ethics Committee Services at

Group Facilitators:
• Rebecca Walker, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director of Ethics Education for UNC Hospitals.

• Gary Gala, MD, FACS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Chief of the Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service, and Co-Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee

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