CBH Journal Club

The faculty of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities present the CBH Journal Club, a monthly seminar discussing recent and classic journal articles in bioethics and the medical humanities.

Journal Club meetings are held from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in 3509 Setnor (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all at Upstate.

For more information about the CBH Journal Club, or to be added to our mailing list, please call 315.464.5404.

Please feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch! SUNY Upstate faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

CBH Journal Club

2018-19 Season

September 14, 2018 "Physician Burnout, Well-Being, and Work Unit Safety in Relationship to Reported Medical ErrorsExternal Link Icon", DS Tawfik, J Profit, TI Morgenthaler, et al. Mayo Clinic Proceedings online, 2018:  1-10.

Discussion led by Sondra Mott, MS, BA, RN
October 12, 2018 "Showing That Medical Ethics Cases Can Miss the Point: Rewriting Short Stories as CasesExternal Link Icon", W Nash, Literature and Medicine, 2018; 36(1):190-207.

Discussion led by Rachel Fabi, PhD
November 9, 2018

"Only Connect: The Case for Public Health Humanities"External Link Icon, L Saffran, Medical Humanities, 2014; 40(2):105-110.

Discussion led by Rebecca Garden, PhD

No Journal Club in December
January 11, 2019 TBA - led by Deirdre Neilen, PhD
February 15, 2019 TBA - led by Amy Caruso Brown, MD
March 15, 2019 TBA - led by Gregory Eastwood, MD
April 12, 2019 TBA - led by Tom Curran, MD
May 10, 2019 TBA - led by Kathy Faber-Langendoen, MD




CBH Journal Club - Past Sessions
2016-17 Season
October 14, 2016
(3509 Setnor)

Aldo Leopold's "The Land Ethic"External Link Icon from A Sand County Almanac, 1949

Discussion led by James Dwyer, PhD

November 11, 2016

"Ethics Consultation Quality Assessment ToolExternal Link Icon", RA Pearlman, et al. American Journal of Bioethics, 2016; 16(3):3-14.

Discussion led by Gregory Eastwood, MD

December 9, 2016

"Wit"External Link Icon, Margaret Edson
(3 key scenes will be discussed)

Discussion led by Deirdre Neilen, PhD

January 13, 2017

"Autonomy, Paternalism, and Justice: Ethical Priorities in Public HealthExternal Link Icon", David Buchanan
American Journal of Public Health, 2008; 98(1):15-21.

Discussion led by Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH

February 3, 2017

"The Affordable Care Act: Moving Forward in the Coming YearsExternal Link Icon", Lawrence O. Gostin, et al.
JAMA, 2017; 317(1):19-20.

Discussion led by Robert S. Olick, JD, PhD

March 10, 2017

"Cutting Close to the Bone: Student Trauma, Free Speech,and Institutional Responsibility in Medical EducationExternal Link Icon", Kumagai, Jackson, and Razack. Academic Medicine, 2017; 317(1): 19-20.

Discussion led by Amy Caruso Brown, MD

April 7, 2017

"Why I Hope to Die at 75:  An Argument That Society and Families - and You - Will be Better Off if Nature Takes its Course Swiftly and PromptlyExternal Link Icon", Ezekiel Emanuel. The Atlantic, October 2014.                  

Discussion led by 1st Year Medical Students Marcus Kolber & John Echevarria

May 12, 2017

"Irrational Exuberance: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation as a FetishExternal Link Icon", Philip M. Rosoff and Lawrence J.Schneiderman. American Journal of Bioethics, 2017; 17(2): 26-34.

Discussion led by Tom Curran, MD

June 2, 2017

"Is There a Duty to Die?External Link Icon", John Hardwig. Hastings Center Report, 1997; 27(2): 34-42.

Discussion led by Kathy Faber-Langendoen, MD


2017-18 Season

September 15, 2017

Perceptions of Control and Unrealistic Optimism in Early-Phase Cancer TrialsExternal Link Icon", LA Jansen, D Mahadevan, PS Appelbaum, et al.  Journal of Medical Ethics, August 2018;44:121-127.

Discussion led by Sondra Mott, RN, BA, MS                                                  

October 13, 2017

Excerpts from Eli Clare's book, "Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure"External Link Icon

Discussion led by Rebecca Garden, PhD

November 10, 2017

"Lowering the Age of Consent:  Pushing Back Against the Anti-Vaccine MovementExternal Link Icon", Allison M. Whelan Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Fall 2016; 44(3):462-73.

Discussion led by Robert Olick, JD, PhD

December 8, 2017

"Color Corrected:  Is "Diversity" an Improvement in Affirmative Action, or the End of it?External Link Icon", Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, October 9, 2017: 71-75.

Discussion led by Gregory Eastwood, MD

January 12, 2018

"Smart Homes, Private Homes?  An Empirical Study of Technology Researchers' Perception of Ethical Isssues in Developing Smart-Home Health TechnologiesExternal Link Icon", Giles Birchley, et al.
BMC Medical Ethics, 2017; 18(1):1-13.

Discussion led by Anthony Weiss, MD

February 9, 2018

"Saving or Creating: Which are We Doing When We Resuscitate Extremely Preterm Infants?External Link Icon", Travis N. Rieder. The American Journal of Bioethics, 2017;17(8):4-12.

Discussion led by Amy Caruso Brown, MD, MSc, MSCS

March 9, 2018

Excerpt from "Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing"External Link Icon, Dr. Victoria Sweet. 

Discussion led by Deirdre Neilen, PhD

April 13, 2018

Excerpt from "Responsibility for Justice"External Link Icon, by Dr. Iris Marion Young.

Discussion led by Jim Dwyer, PhD

May 11, 2018

"Nudge Units to Improve the Delivery of Health CareExternal Link Icon", MS Patel, KG Volpp, and DA Asch.
New England Journal of Medicine, 2018; 378(3):214-216.

Discussion led by Kathy Faber-Langendoen, MD