[presented by] the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
- DVD; Video
- Marcia Day Childress, Ph.D. (Moderator), introduced the Koppaka lecture and speaker. Pauline W. Chen, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Author or "Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007), Haverhill, Massachusettes) addressed the question: "How do physicians deal with death." Chen illustrated, with a personal story, the facets of communication, caring, and doing a job. Using an 1889 Osler speech where Osler described the composure needed for a physician ("aequanimitas") and a letter by John Keats (1817) to his brother referencing "negative capability," Chen presented the values/skills in learning to live with ambiguity, paradox, and humility in order to practice "compassionate end of life care."
- Panelists: Pauline W. Chen; Moderator, Marcia Day Childress
- Release Date
- Run Time
- 60 min.
- Learning Objectives: 1. Explore the fundamental challenge posed to physicians by patients who are dying -- 2. Consider ways that recent developments in medicine, including medical humanities, can improve physicians' care of the dying.
- The Medical Center Hour is produced by The Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, University of Virginia School of Medicine. The Medical Center Hour's website is: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/him/mch.cfm.
- "Medicine & Society in Conversation."
- "Co-presented with the Koppaka Family Foundation, the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Department of Surgery, and the Virginia Quarterly Review." -- from program flyer
- At head of title: "The Koppaka V. Rao Lecture in Humanities in medicine
- Local Notes
- HEALTH SCIENCES: C. 1 is located in Ivy box H34-14B
- Medical center hour
- Koppaka Family Foundation Lecture
- Series statement
- Medical center hour ; 3/26/08 Koppaka Family Foundation Lecture ; 3/26/2008
- Charlottesville, Va. :The University, [Clinical Engineering, Media Production Services],c2008.
- Related resources
- ACCESS TO GENERAL INFORMATION AND UPCOMING SCHEDULE ONLY
- 1 videodisc (60 min.) sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + script. DVD
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