Bioethics and Race

The IU Center for Bioethics is committed to creating an environment that embraces different perspectives and opinions on some of the challenging problems in society. To improve race relations and health outcomes, tough discussions are a must. The bioethics and race series aims to facilitate this talk and to encourage change and progress from all front.

Selected Lectures

August 12th, 2020 - Black Lives and Health Justice: Lessons Learned from the Long Civil Right Movement, Part 1.

August 20th, 2020 - Part 2

  • Speaker: Elizabeth A. Nelson, PhD

Dying Prematurely: Discussing Death & Dying with African Americans

  • Speaker: Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS; Associate Professor Obstetrics & Gynecology; Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs, IU School of Medicine

    1. Discuss racial differences in end-of-life decision making
    2. Develop a historical and cultural context for understanding these differences
    a. Untimely deaths, unequal treatment, and the ‘not-so-good’ death
    3. Consider the implications for clinical care
    4. Tools & Resources: 5 ‘F’s Framework

Upcoming Speakers

Please check back here for an updated list of upcoming lectures.