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End-of-Life Matters

Cultural Representations through the Entertainment Arts

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 5 p.m.

NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.

Free. Photo ID and registration required.

Reception to follow


The 2012 Rosenthal Lecture will focus on how the language of the entertainment arts informs our cultural understanding of end-of-life care. Through the screening of clips from the film Beginners and television medical dramas, and a live theatrical performance reading from Sophocles' Philoctetes, the Rosenthal Lecture panelists will explore the various ways the entertainment arts can provide a platform for an engaging and compelling conversation about end-of-life. The panel will approach the conversation through the lens of the patient, the family, the provider, and the community. 

Moderated by: 
Neal Baer, M.D. 
Executive Producer, CBS Television
Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California 

Panelists:
Jay Clayton, Ph.D.
Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English, Vanderbilt University

Bryan Doerries
Artistic Director, Outside the Wire

Kathleen Foley,  M.D.
 
Medical Director, International Palliative Care Initiative, Open Society Foundation
Attending Neurologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Closing Remarks:
Harvey Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.
President, Institute of Medicine

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