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Aequanimitas [videorecording]

[presented by] the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
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."
Performer(s)
Panelists: Pauline W. Chen; Moderator, Marcia Day Childress
Release Date
2008
Run Time
60 min.
Notes
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
Series
Medical center hour
Koppaka Family Foundation Lecture
Series statement
Medical center hour ; 3/26/08 Koppaka Family Foundation Lecture ; 3/26/2008
Published
Charlottesville, Va. :The University, [Clinical Engineering, Media Production Services],c2008.
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Description
1 videodisc (60 min.) sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + script. DVD
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