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Bioethics Seminar – “The Grand Inquisitor: Toward an Ethics of Medical Narrative”

TERRENCE HOLT, MD, PhD, , Assistant Professor, Social Medicine & Director of Literature, Medicine, UNC School of Medicine – Chapel Hill

Holt PhotoDr. Holt taught English literature and creative writing before entering medical school. He is not only an academic physician with a diverse geriatric practice and a wide range of scholarly and teaching interests, including narrative medicine, but also an acclaimed author of both fiction and nonfiction. He directs UNC-Chapel Hill’s new master’s program in Literature, Medicine, and Culture, and describes his clinical work as “fascinating and deeply rewarding,” adding: “[M]oving between literature and medicine deepens my understanding and practice of both.” His most recent book, Internal Medicine, is a collection of short stories about physicians and patients.

Dr. Holt’s book “Internal Medicine:  A Doctor’s Stories”  will be available for purchase at the bookstore prior to the talk and at the talk on the 22nd September.
5:00-6:00 PM, Reception to follow
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404, Wake Forest University

Bioethics Seminar – 8 September – “Personal Narratives & Bioethics: Intersex Stories”

ANA ILTIS, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, and Director of The Center for Bioethics, Health & Society, Wake Forest University

A recent collection of personal stories published in Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics provides insight into the health care experiences of persons who identify as intersex. This talk explores themes from these narratives and the lessons they offer for bioethics and for clinicians.

5:00-6:00 PM, Reception to follow
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium, Room 404, Wake Forest University