Bioethics Book Club

About

The Bioethics Book Club is a student-run organization to promote ethics in medical practice, and offer all members of the EVMS community the opportunity to learn about and explore important ethical issues arising in our changing society. Through active discussions of real cases and legislative rulings, members will examine how moral and religious values intersect with emerging technologies to shape modern healthcare, and learn practical skills to navigate complex ethical issues that health professionals will encounter. Topics to be explored include end-of-life care, preterm viability, and genetic modifications, with special guest speakers invited to present additional perspectives.


Executive Committee

Matt Walton (waltonmb@emvs.edu)


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Troy

Events

First Fall 2016: When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi

A Neurosurgery chief resident is diagnosed with lung cancer during his final year of residency and must discover what he finds most important in life. 
https://www.amazon.com/When-Breath-Becomes-Paul-Kalanithi/dp/081298840X

 

We will meet on Tuesday, October 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in TBA. You are welcome to attend the meeting even if you have not read the book but would like to participate in the discussion. Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eUJQbafWTtj1z-xTDNTBPSqBQ8SwfibDF3P6HojgHpo/edit?usp=sharing . Free pizza will be provided for those who RSVP.

Books We've Read in the Past

On Immunity - Eula Biss

The Healing of America - T.R. Reid

Dreamland - Sam Quinones

Maximum Insecurity - William Wright