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Ergebnisanzeige ""Dying Well". Enacting Medical Ethics"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
Titel"Dying Well". Enacting Medical Ethics
Beschreibung'“Dying Well”: Enacting Medical Ethics'

A cross-disciplinary Symposium at Barts Pathology Museum, West Smithfield
25-26 September 2015, London

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This symposium adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to ongoing debates on end-of-life care. Medical professionals, lawyers, ethicists, policy makers, humanities scholars, cultural practitioners and patient representatives will come together to consider what it might mean in today’s world to ‘die well’.

The springboard for this event is Arthur Schnitzler’s medical drama Professor Bernhardi (1912), which will be performed in a new adaptation at Barts Pathology Museum on 23-25 September. The play focuses on a Jewish doctor who prevents a Catholic priest from giving the last rites to a patient who is unaware that she is dying, and takes a wry look at some of the ways in which death is embroiled in wider social structures: cultural, political and religious.

The symposium takes up key questions posed by Schnitzler’s unlikely comedy and explores them from a contemporary perspective, in four panels addressing socio-cultural responses to the challenges of biomedicine; bodily practices and embodied knowledge; faith, conscience and the role of doctors; and current institutional perspectives on end-of-life care.
Distinguished speakers include Baroness Ilora Finlay, Professor Jonathan Montgomery and Dr Samir Guglani.

Theatre performance and symposium both take place in Barts Pathology Museum in London’s West Smithfield, at the heart of the historic Barts Hospital site. This remarkable space, in which over 5000 medical specimens are displayed, is not normally accessible to the public.

The symposium is a collaboration between the Schnitzler Digital Edition Project, based at the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol and UCL; UCL Health Humanities Centre; and the theatre company [Foreign Affairs]. It is jointly organised by Annja Neumann (University of Cambridge), Judith Beniston (UCL), James Wilson (UCL) and Sonu Shamdasani (UCL).


Friday, 25 September 2015

5.30pm Registration

6.00 - 6.45pm Introduction: Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi Dr Judith Beniston (German Department, UCL), Dr Annja Neumann (German, University of Cambridge), Nicole Robertson (German Department, UCL)

7.00 - 9.00pm Theatre production of Professor Bernhardi by [Foreign Affairs] theatre company

‘Prolonging life – we’re good at that!’
Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi
Arthur Schnitzler’s unlikely comedy Professor Bernhardi (1912) tells the story of a Jewish doctor who prevents a Catholic priest from giving the last rites to a patient who is unaware that she is dying. A new adaptation takes a wry look at the ethical choices that have to be made in hospitals and are as relevant now as they were in Schnitzler’s time.

The venue is Barts Pathology Museum in London’s West Smithfield. In this remarkable space, not normally accessible to the public, over 5000 medical specimens are displayed. And just as the museum makes visible the anatomy and physiology of the human body, so Professor Bernhardi enacts this logic of turning inside-out, laying bare the inner workings of a hospital.
Doors open at 6pm, allowing the audience to enjoy a complimentary drink and explore the Pathology Museum before the performance. There will be a pre-show talk given by members of the Schnitzler Digital Edition Project at 6.00pm on Friday 25 September, when doors will open at the earlier time of 5.30pm.
The production is a collaboration between [Foreign Affairs] and academics from the Schnitzler Digital Edition Project.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

9.00 - 9.30am Registration
9.30 - 9.40am Welcome and Introduction

9.40 - 10.45am Panel 1: Socio-Cultural Responses to the Ethical Challenges of Biomedicine
Dr Julia Boll (Department of Literature, University of Konstanz): The Object’s Voice: Literature’s Attempt to Create Subjectivity

Susan Watts (Head of Public Engagement and Communications, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre): What can “Living Well” teach us about “Dying Well”?

Respondents: Members of [Foreign Affairs] Theatre company

11.15 - 12.30pm Panel 2: Bodily Practices and Embodied Knowledge
Dr Samir Guglani (Consultant Oncologist and Director of Medicine Unboxed): Human Voices

Prof Tom Corby (Professor of Visual and Interdisciplinary Art, University of Westminster): Blood and Bones
Respondent: Dr Fiona MacCormick

12.30 - 1.30pm Lunch

1.30 - 2.45pm Panel 3: Faith, Conscience and the Role of Doctors
Prof Jonathan Montgomery (Faculty of Laws, UCL): Conscientious Objection, Professional Ethics and the Public Sphere

Dr Mary Neal (School of Law, University of Strathclyde): The Importance of Protection for Conscience in the Healthcare Environment

Respondents: Dr James Wilson (Department of Philosophy, UCL), Dr Piers Benn (Heythrop College, University of London)

3.15 - 4.45pm Panel 4: Institutions
Dr Fiona MacCormick (Doctor in Palliative Medicine and Postgraduate Student, Newcastle University): Ethics and End-of-Life Care: An Ethnography of End-of-Life Care on Hospital Wards

Baroness Ilora Finlay (Professor of Palliative Medicine and member of the House of Lords): The Role of Legislation in End-of-Life Care
Respondent: Susan Watts

Closing Discussion
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Annja Neumann 
Funktion: Research Associate 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Cambridge 
Strasse/Postfach: Sidgwick Avenue, MML Faculty 
Postleitzahl: CB3 9DA 
Stadt: Cambridge 
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Literatur 1880 - 1945; Theater (Aufführungspraxis)
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft; 01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > 01.03.00 Germanistik; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft; 16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914); 16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914) > 16.05.00 Österreich; 16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914) > 16.13.00 Gattungen und Formen > 16.13.02 Drama. Theater
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