The Lost Art of Dying: A Doctor’s Notes on Policy and Practice¬†

Friday, April 14th at Noon

Engaging Orthodoxy

Join us in person at RRH 4.314 or via Zoom here. Register for event here.

Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Lydia Dugdale, MD, MAR (ethics), is the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. She also serves as Associate Director of Clinical Ethics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

A practicing internist, Dugdale moved to Columbia in 2019 from Yale University, where she previously served as Associate Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics. Her scholarship focuses on end-of-life issues, medical ethics, and the doctor-patient relationship. She edited Dying in the Twenty-First Century (MIT Press, 2015) and is author of The Lost Art of Dying (HarperOne, 2020), a popular press book on the preparation for death.

Human beings focus much more on living well than on dying well. But is this the right ratio? How should we make sense of human finitude? A six-hundred-year-old book provides an answer. Lunch is provided at this event for those who RSVP.