National Healthcare Decisions Day: Making Your Wishes Known - April 16

April 5, 2019

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 4:00 PM 202 Light Hall Speakers Mohana Karlekar, MD Director of Vanderbilt University Palliative Care, Assistant Professor of Medicine Kate Payne, JD, RN, NC-BC Associate Professor of Nursing, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society  

GetPreCiSe 2019 Workshop - April 16

March 30, 2019

Privacy in Genetics: Opportunities and Threats  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:45am – 1:20pm  Board of Trust Room, Student Life Center  Schedule  8:00 – 8:45 Breakfast and Registration  8:45 – 9:00 Welcome from the GetPrecise Center  9:00 – 10:00 Privacy and Trust in Consumer Genetics  10:00 – 10:10 Break  10:10 – 10:40 What Does it Really Mean That Patient Value Their Genetic Test Results? 

Ethics Grand Rounds - April 2

March 20, 2019

Taking Care of the Difficult Patient: Ethics, Stress, and Long Term Effects Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 12noon 208 Light Hall What happens when the patient is the enemy or the perpetrator? Please join us for Ethics Grand Rounds with our guest speaker. Speaker Timothy Nunez, MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Division  of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at VUMC

Confuting the Disrepute of Mental Health and Wellness - April 3

March 9, 2019

The Science, Politics, and Ethics of Psychological Well-Being Wednesday, April 3 9am Divinity School Reading Room Schedule Welcome 9:00 - 10:00 (Keynote) - Keith Meador: The Health of the Community: A Common Vision of Care 10:00 - 10:10 - Break 10:10 - 11:10 - Derek M. Griffith - How Does It Feel To Be a Problem With a Problem?: The Intersection of African American Men and Mental Illness 11:10 - 11:20

Patient perspectives on use of electronic health records for research recruitment

February 28, 2019

EHR phenotyping offers the ability to rapidly assemble a precisely defined cohort of patients prescreened for eligibility to participate in health-related research. Even so, stakeholders in the process must still contend with the practical and ethical challenges associated with research recruitment. Patient perspectives on these matters are particularly important given that the success of research recruitment depends on patients’ willingness to participate.

Conference on Social Justice and Psychology

February 23, 2019

Friday March 1 through Sunday March 3, 2019 Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt 2613 West End Avenue Faculty and Students at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center are cordially invited to attend a Conference on Social Justice and Psychology, sponsored by The Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, to be held on Friday March 1 through Sunday March 3, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt at 2613 West End Avenue.

Article published in Minding Nature Journal

April 11, 2018

Biomedical Ethics researcher Ross Graham recently published an essay in the Center for Humans and Nature's latest issue of Minding Nature journal. We are an organization that explores and challenges ideas about who we are as humans and how we might better relate to each other and the whole community of life.