MHC: John C. Burnham Lecture

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The Ohio State University Department of History and the Medical Heritage Center present...

John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine/Science

Photo of Johanna Schoen, Ph.D.

Speaker: Johanna Schoen, Ph.D., Professor of History at Rutgers University-New Brunswick with an affiliation at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research.

"Life and Death in the Nursery: The Establishment of Neonatal Intensive Care Units and Debates in Bioethics"

Johanna Schoen will offer a brief history of the establishment of the country’s first NICUs in the 1960s and discuss the emergence of parent/patient activism in neonatology as parents began to question aggressive NICU treatment.  Bioethical debates about when to treat severely ill infants, when not to treat them, and how much influence to give parents in these decisions stand at the center of these debates.

Thursday, November 2
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. EDT

The Faculty Club Grand Lounge
The Ohio State University
181 Oval Drive South
Columbus Ohio 43210

In-person reception: 4 p.m. EDT
Lecture begins: 4:30 p.m. EDT

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