Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Two Doctors, Two Generations: The Evolution of Medical Ethics

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, September 11, 2014

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Population Health
NYU School of Medicine

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Barron H. Lerner's book, The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America, published by Oxford University Press, received the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine and was named a most notable book by the American Library Association. Dr. Lerner has published extensively in scholarly journals and contributes essays to Slate, theatlantic.com, and the print and online health pages of the New York Times. He has also appeared on numerous NPR broadcasts, including "Fresh Air", "All Things Considered", and "Science Friday". Dr. Lerner's fifth book, The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics, was published by Beacon Press in May 2014.

Dr. Lerner received his MD from Columbia University in 1986 and his PhD in history from the University of Washington in 1996.

Dr. Lerner is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Population Health at New York University Langone Medical Center. In addition to his research, he practices general internal medicine and teaches medical ethics and the history of medicine.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain why paternalism dominated medical ethics for so many decades
  2. Examine the "bioethics revolution" of the 1970s and how patient autonomy replaced paternalism
  3. Describe how elements of both paternalism and autonomy can benefit patients in an era of personalized medicine and health care reform

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of General Internal Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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