We see it all the time: actors in film and on television making bold, dynamic choices for the good of their patients or to move a story forward in a profound or dramatic way.
Often, viewers are left wondering: would that ever really happen? Well, the University of Minnesota’s Center of Bioethics wants to provide an answer.
Modeled after the popular Mini Medical School program, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics is encouraging people to attend one, two, or all three sessions of its Mini Bioethics Academy. Registration is now open for the fall series “Bioethical Issues in Film and Television.”
Using clips from “House” and “My Sister’s Keeper,” faculty from the Center for Bioethics will facilitate discussions on the ethical issues raised in film and television programs. Featured ethicists John Song, M.D., , Daniel Groll, Ph.D. and Maryam Valapour, M.D. will discuss topics in bioethics such as clinical medicine and the influence of culture on organ transplant norms.
The upcoming sessions will be held on Mondays in November on the St. Paul Campus.
Mondays, November 12, 19 and 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Paul Student Center
Advance registration: $20 per session or $50 for all three sessions. U of M student rate: $10 per session or $25 for all three sessions. Same day registration (at the door, space permitting): $25
For registration and further information see Mini Bioethics Academy, or call 612-624-9440.