Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds: Re-thinking the "Discovery" of Autism

This October Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will be presented by Jeffrey P. Baker, MD, PhD, of Duke University.

When Oct 02, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where MacNider Hall, Room 321
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-962-4863
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Dr. Baker serves many roles at Duke University including Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Director of the History of Medicine Program at the Trent Center for Bioethics, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, and Core Faculty of the Trent Center for Bioethics. 

Dr. Baker’s field of expertise and teaching includes Autism, Children with Complex Medical Needs, and History of Medicine. This session’s focus on the “Discovery of Autism” will take a historical look at the clinical diagnosis and will lead to a discussion of how the term autism has transformed over the years, and the impact that transformation has had for persons today with autism, their families, and clinicians. Far from being a rare categorical disease later expanded into a spectrum, the meaning and the boundaries of autism have been contested from the beginning. 

Jointly sponsored by the UNC Center for Bioethics and the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee, Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds offers an innovative and interactive forum for engaging with ethical, legal, and policy issues of particular salience to patient care within the hospital. This series may fulfill requirements towards continuing ethics education in nursing*, social work, and other departments and divisions. There are no commercial support or conflicts of interest to report. Education credits require attendance and completion of the evaluation.

*UNC Health Care Nursing Practice and Professional Development, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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