Sep 13

Joseph S. Begando series lecture: challenges to the self in the wake of illness

Thursday, September 13, 2018

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Joseph S. Begando Lecture Series is sponsored yearly by the Health Humanities Program at the Department for Medical Education.

Title: Challenges to the Self in the Wake of Illness
Speaker: Jodi Halpern, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Halpern will bring together illness narratives, psychology, and philosophy to explore the ways we adapt to the challenges illness and disability pose to our sense of self.

Jodi Halpern is Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Joint Medical Program at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health.  She works at the intersection of psychiatry, philosophy, and decision neuroscience in order to explain how people understand and influence their own and each other’s health. Her new book, Remaking the Self in the Wake of Illness, examines how illness challenges our identities and values.

To request disability or other accommodations, please contact Michael Blackie, Captioning will be provided.

Light Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm and lecture starts at 4pm.


Michael Blackie