Curlin: Palliative Care (Duke Humanities in Med Series)

Dr. Farr Curlin, new Director of the Duke Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicins, discussing "Palliative Care: Both Aid and Threat to Dying Well."

When Jan 28, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Duke Hospital Conference Room 2003
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Palliative medicine does much to create the conditions necessary for patients to live well in the face of death, but palliative medicine can also frustrate and undermine the possibility of dying well. In order to achieve the former while avoiding the latter, Dr. Curlin will suggest that palliative medicine should understand itself as a discipline of medicine, subject to medicine's traditional goals and limits, rather than as a rival form of professionalized care with more expansive goals. 

On January 1, Farr Curlin joined the Trent Center faculty as the Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities. He will also serve as a Duke Palliative Care clinician. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, Dr. Curlin was associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Chicago and co-director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago, where he worked with colleagues from the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and the University of Chicago Divinity School to foster scholarship and discourse regarding the intersection of religion, ethics, and the practice of medicine.