VISION (the future we seek to create)
The Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus is the home of world-class programs that cultivate values, celebrate imagination and produce vibrant community conversations.
MISSION (the passion that drives our work)
Supporting compassionate, competent, respectful and just health care.
WHAT WE DO
The Center generates unique opportunities to create transformational learning, groundbreaking scholarship, thought-provoking art and inclusive conversations for Colorado health professionals, students, patients and communities.
Scott Chamberlin: A Body of Work – Sculptures & Drawings
On display in the Art Gallery at the Fulginiti from September 6-December 3, 2018.
Mapping the Body: Poetry & Anatomical Art,
an exhibit featuring original artwork from the
Modern Human Anatomy Program affiliates from CU Anschutz, paired with original poetry written
by creative writing students from CU Denver, is on display in the rear lobby of the Fulginiti Pavilion
from August 23-December 13, 2018.
Showing (work x family), is a multi-screen photography installation featuring the work of
135 renowned American photographers. Join us for an opening reception and talk on
Friday January 11th from 4:30-7:00pm at the Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion.
Free and open to the public. The exhibit runs from January 11-April 12, 2019.
We are also sponsoring Showing (work x family) Our Community, a juried exhibition
of photographs taken by our neighbors from the Aurora and Denver communities and across
Colorado, that portray the overlap of work and family – what that means and what that looks
like in the lives of our kids, coworkers, elders, partners, and society. We are seeking images
that capture the diversity and challenge of balancing everyday routines and situations.
Submission deadline is December 6, 2018.
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER EVENTS
Gender Identity Patient Panel: Digital stories produced by students, with a panel of
patients that they interviewed. Monday November 26th from noon-1:00pm at the
Fulginiti Pavilion. Lunch provided.
HIV Patient Panel: Digital stories produced by students, with a panel of patients that
they interviewed. Monday December 3rd from noon-1:00pm at the Fulginiti Pavilion.
Anschutz Campus Choir Concert - Monday December 10th from noon-1:00pm
at the Fulginiti Pavilion. "Sing to Me," will celebrate the beauty and brightness of life
through song. Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.
Students are invited to author a short case scenario of an ethical issue that might be
faced in the health professions. This first competition is inspired by the Deadly Medicine
exhibit, and the case should explore an ethical topic related to lessons learned from the
legacy of health professionals’ voluntary involvement in the WWII Genocides / Holocaust.
First prize is $600 to the winning team. Download flyer or click for details>>
Treating a Patient with a DNR Tattoo: A patient arrives in the emergency room
unconscious and in dire straits, and he has DO NOT RESUSCITATE tattooed across
his chest. What should health care providers do? This dilemma is the focus
on an article by Jackie Glover, PhD, in the fall edition of CU Medicine Today.
Eric Campbell, PhD, Director of Research at CBH, was interviewed by the Boston
Globe about how hospitals are warning doctors that they must publicly disclose their
financial relationships with pharmaceutical and device companies. “Drug companies
have a right to the knowledge these people have, but hospital chief executives should
not be paid extra to serve on boards," Campbell said.
to Undocumented Immigrants: A Qualitative Study”
About half of oncologists reported they recommended cannabis for cancer
related symptoms, according to study findings published in Journal of Clinical
Oncology. However, fewer than 30% of oncologists felt knowledgeable enough to
make a recommendation, the survey showed. "There is clearly room for improvement
when it comes to medical marijuana,” says co-author Eric Campbell, PhD.
Read full story>>
Tess Jones, PhD wrote a chapter, "The Becoming of My Life": Liminality,
Center Director Matthew Wynia commented on medical records privacy, related to
the "raid" on Trump physician Dr. Harold Bornstein's NYC office, in an article
published by SFGATE, website of the San Francisco Chronicle. Read full story>>
VALUES & ETHICS CASE COMPETITION - Form a student team and write a case.
Winners will be evaluated for possible use during the spring 2019 Interprofessional
Education and Development (IPED) course. Click to download flyer or
Center for Bioethics and Humanities 2017 Annual Report
Read about the activities and accomplishments of the team at the Center. The last year
brought both new opportunities and recognition for our programs. The report has over
two-dozen links to videos, articles and supplemental information. For a paper copy,
contact MaryLou Wallace at (303) 724-3994.
Health Affairs Today featured an essay, "Accepting Professional Accountability:
A Call For Uniform National Data Collection On Medical Aid-In-Dying," by
Jean T. Abbott, Jacqueline J. Glover and Matthew K. Wynia.
HARD CALL: A podcast series presenting the human stories behind the tough decisions
we're forced to make about our health. Hard Call is a compendium of live events, podcasts,
and educational materials that illuminate the most challenging situations in health care.
Center Director Dr. Matthew Wynia was interviewed on "Colorado Matters" about Hard Call.
The podcast was also featured in AMA Hard Wire. LEARN MORE>>
Graduate Certificate in Health Humanities and Ethics. One of only a few
such programs nationwide, this certificate program is intended to enrich the training
of health professions students and graduate students in the humanities and social
sciences as well as enhance the expertise of working professionals. APPLICATIONS
NOW BEING ACCEPTED: Learn more>>
Daniel Goldberg, JD, PhD, is featured in an interview in The Atlantic about
Health Humanities Reader, edited by Therese Jones, Delese Wear and Lester D. Friedman, is available from Rutgers University Press. "This
is a landmark volume that
sets the standard for any future collection
in medical/health humanities. It is by turns authoritative, funny,
edgy, creative and personal-sometimes all in one piece," says
Cole, Director, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at University
of Texas-Houston Medical School.
The Nipple Quilt: A Genealogical Fabric of Human Existence
Laura Phelps Rogers, on display in the Fulginiti Foyer. Laura's
work is about personal, familial, generational, social and cultural
memories. The quilt is made of life casts of
people’s nipples as a means
of representing and documenting the person.
ARCHIVE: Most Arts in Medicine Lectures/Performances and Ethics Bites discussions
are recorded, and may be viewed online. View archive.
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