Richardson lecture kicks off Medical Center Hour
biomedical ethicist and physician Dr. Mark Siegler, director of
the Center for Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago, will
speak Sept. 8 on "Mistakes in Medicine," the School of
Medicine's inaugural Richardson Memorial Lecture.
Richardson lecture, to be held in McLeod Hall Auditorium, kicks
off the Medical
Center Hour series, held Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. Talks are
in the Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium, except when noted.
been a pioneer in the training of physicians to become clinical
medical ethicists," said Jonathan Moreno, director of U.Va.'s
Center for Biomedical Ethics. Siegler, who was a visiting associate
professor in medicine and religious studies at U.Va. in 1981-82,
urges physicians to "see the practice of clinical ethics as
an appropriate part of a medical career," Moreno said.
to Marcia Day Childress, who organizes the Medical Center Hour series
for the Humanities in Medicine program, Siegler's presentation "could
help us cultivate among our faculty and medical students a changed
culture about how we deal with the errors that are an inevitable
part of medical practice -- how we develop a vocabulary for open,
reflective conversation with each other and with patients and their
families about error."
Richardson Lecture Series began with a gift from local dermatologist
Dr. Donald R. Richardson, who received his undergraduate and medical
degrees from U.Va. and completed his residency in the Medical Center,
in honor of his late mother, a former teacher.
goal is to teach doctors, nurses and other health care providers
to "get interested in patients as people, and not just chart
Richardson hopes to "make the University a better place for
training doctors," Richardson said, adding that Medical School
dean Dr. Robert M. Carey has "enthusiastically" embraced
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