Syracuse, NY 13210
Each year, the Center presents a series
of monthly seminars focusing on challenging issues in ethics and the
humanities as they relate to health care. Seminars are open to the public.
For more information about Bioethics and Humanities Center Seminars, contact Deirdre Neilen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Center Seminar Schedule
Friday - December 6
This seminar has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
"Please Don't Call Me Sickler: Putting a Face on a Misunderstood Disease"
Kristi L. Griffin, MD Ed., and Karen Leshko, MSW
Sickle Cell Disease is the most common genetic disease and yet one of the most misunderstood and maligned diagnoses by medical professionals, school personnel, the public, and even patients themselves. Misconception and disbelief in a patient’s pain and suffering often impede the delivery of compassionate care.
Children with sickle cell disease face inordinate challenges across multiple domains. Medical sequelae, while significant, are many times superseded by psycho-social-educational issues present within the family. The discussion will address the impact of sickle cell disease on both the child who has the disease and the child’s family as well as ethical issues involved in the care of patients with sickle cell disease.
Kristi L. Griffin, MS Ed., has worked with children who have special needs for over thirty years. Previously at Duke University and U of Miami, she is now at Upstate’s Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders serving as liaison between the hospital and area schools. She is particularly interested in the psycho-social and academic needs of children with sickle cell disease. She is joined by Karen Leshko, MSW, who works alongside UH medical teams and in collaboration with community resources to provide continuity of care for patients in pediatrics and hematology and oncology.
Location: Room 2509 Setnor Academic Building
Friday - January 24
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Please feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch! SUNY Upstate faculty, staff, and students and members of the community are welcome to attend.
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Submissions accepted annually September 1 through May 1.
New Medical Student Elective: Physicians & Social Responsibility I
Register for this elective, exploring fundamentals of physicians' responsibilities to improve the health care system. Meets Wednesdays starting November 20. Provides a path towards getting credit for service learning. Details can be found here.
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