618 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Seminars and Events
Month of March 2014!
Does Lethal Language lead to Lethal Treatment? End-of-Life Issues.
William J. Peace, PhD, Syracuse University
Friday, March 28, 2014
Room 1507/1508 Setnor Academic Building
766 Irving Ave
We will discuss the decision-making strategies that take place immediately after devastating injuries, focusing in particular on decisions to remove patients from life-sustaining treatment. Of particular interest are patient autonomy, the notion of dignity, terminal sedation, and VSED (voluntary suspension of eating and drinking).
The story of Timothy Bowers, the hunter who was taken off life-sustaining treatment twenty-four hours after experiencing a devastatomg spinal cord injury, will serve as a test case.
Free and open to the public.
Access: Wheelchair accessible; ASL interpreter provided upon request (contact Lois Dorschel at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Information: For information, contact Consortium Coordinator Lois Dorschel at email@example.com or Executive Director Rebecca Garden, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-464-8451.
Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser's Legacy:
Gender, Race, Medical Education, and Health Disparities
Sarah Berry, PhD, English Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
April 29, 2013. Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser was one of the first Africa American women to earn a medical degree in the United States. Why and how did she address healtcare disparities 150 years ago? What challenges to diversity in meicine do we face today, how are diversity in medical education and healthcare disparities linked, and how can we address these challenges?
Disabilities, Illness, and Medicine: Poets as Patient Educators
Jim Ferris, Stephen Kuusisto, Laurie Clements Lambeth
March 28, 2013. Why do we teach poetry, memoir, and creative prose written by those who seek health care alongside anatomy, the basic sciences, and the organ systems and read it as a part of lifelong learning? How can the perspectives of those who have had deep experiences with health care as patients shape the way you practice medicine and nursing?
Join us for a creative conversation with poets and disability studies scholars whose writing looks back at health care from the patient’s perspective.
Cognitive and Dialiectical Behavior Therapy as Health Promotion Strategies
Jaak Rakfeldt, PhD, Social Work Department, Southern Connecticut State University
March 25, 2013. The presentation will focus on the wellness fostering aspects of Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CBT/DBT). While CBT and DBT are recognized as present-focused, action-oriented, evidence-based best practice psychotherapies for many forms of mental health and substance use problems, CBT/DBT strategies, skills, and techniques may also serve to promote general health and well being as well.
The Consortium for Culture and Medicine
Celebrates 30 Years & Honors Dr. Robert W. Daly
April 14, 2009. The Syracuse Consortium for the Cultural Foundations of Medicine was founded in 1978 by Dr. Robert Pickett, Syracuse University, Dr. Thomas Ewens from Le Moyne College. and Dr. Robert Daly, SUNY Upstate Medical University (left to right).
The Consortium for Culture and Medicine is a collaborative endeavor between SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse University and Le Moyne College to engage in scholarship related to the cultural foundations of medical theory and practice. It serves a unique function by aligning the three institutions and uniting scholarly exploration across them – moving beyond discipline-specific or profession-centered education to a truly interdisciplinary pursuit of knowledge.
The CCM mission – to advance a cultural and social perspective on medicine, beyond an increasingly technological and economic viewpoint – is only strengthened in our current age of ever-expanding scientific advancement in the face of vast economic restraints.