Healing by Killing

In cooperation with UT School of Nursing, this blue book elective is offered to UT Medical School students for blue book credit. This interprofessional course will explore ethics through the perspective of various historical case studies, focusing primarily on Nazi Germany. Key topics such as the response of the US government and blood banks to the emerging HIV/AIDS epidemic will be examined as well as the history of the central role played by physicians and nurses in planning and implementing genocide in the name of eugenics and racial hygiene during the Holocaust. It will focus on exploring the lessons we can learn from history as we confront the challenges of problems in today's society and in the future.

This course is being offered to UT Medical School students as an entirely online course, with the exception of the April 28 evening session which will bring together all nursing and medical students completing the course. This activity will be held at the School of Nursing. In addition to the lectures, there will an assigned movie each week.

In order to receive blue book credit, students are asked to meet the following requirements:

Schedule for Spring 2014

Date
Lecture Title
Guest Speaker
January 15 Orientation and Introduction to Bioethics
Film: Sicko
Jeffrey Spike, Ph.D., Professor, UT Medical School
January 22 Ethical Issues Related to the Stigma of Hansen's Disease
Film: Triumph at Carville - A Tale of Leprosy in America
Jose Ramirez, Jr., LCSW, MHMRA of Harris County
January 29 HIV/AIDS in the 1980s
Film: The Age of AIDS
Catherine Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S., Professor, UT School of Dentistry
Mark Nichols, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, UT School of Dentistry
February 5 Drug Companies
Film: Puncture
Susan Benedict, D.S.N., R.N., FAAN, Director, Global Health; and Professor, UT School of Nursing
February 12 Eugenics in the United States
Film: Gattaca
Cathy Rozmus, D.S.N., R.N., Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UT School of Nursing
February 19 Eugenics in Germany
Film: The Third Reich - The Rise
Cathy Rozmus, D.S.N., R.N., Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UT School of Nursing
February 26 The Role of Nurses in National Socialist Germany
Film: Nazi Medicine in the Third Reich
Susan Benedict, D.S.N., R.N., FAAN, Director, Global Health; and Professor, UT School of Nursing
March 5 Euthanasia in Germany - 1930s and early 1940s
Film: The Suicide Tourist
Ron Karni, M.D., Assistant Professor, UT Medical School
March 19 Physicians and Nurses in the Camps
Film: Out of the Ashes
Cathy Rozmus, D.S.N., R.N., Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UT School of Nursing
March 26 Research in Germany - 1930s and 1940s
Film: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Susan Benedict, D.S.N., R.N., FAAN, Director, Global Health; and Professor, UT School of Nursing
April 2 Tuskegee
Film: Miss Evers' Boys
Nathan Carlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT Medical School
April 9 Rwanda
Film: Sometime in April
Susan Benedict, D.S.N., R.N., FAAN, Director, Global Health; and Professor, UT School of Nursing
April 16 Resistance: Social Justice and the White Rose Society
Film: Sometimes in April
Dr. Traute Lafrenze-Page, German-American Physician, and Former Member of the White Rose Society (WWII)
April 23 Student Presentations Graduate Nursing Students from UT School of Nursing
April 28 Evening Discussion Activity: How Historical Lessons Can Be Applied to Current, Relevant Ethical Dilemmas Students of UT Medical School and UT School of Nursing will lead discussion

Announcement

To register for this class, contact Angela.Polczynski@uth.tmc.edu. For more information about this class, contact Nathan.Carlin@uth.tmc.edu.

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