End-of-Life Matters: Cultural Representations through the Entertainment Arts
The 2012 Rosenthal Lecture will focus on how the language of the entertainment arts informs our cultural understanding of end-of-life care. Through the screening of clips from the film Beginners and television medical dramas, and a live theatrical performance reading from Sophocles’ Philoctetes, the Rosenthal Lecture panelists will explore the various ways the entertainment arts can provide a platform for an engaging and compelling conversation about end-of-life. The panel will approach the conversation through the lens of the patient, the family, the provider, and the community.
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Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Institute of Medicine
Neal Baer, M.D.
Executive Producer, CBS Television
Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
Jay Clayton, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy
Outside the Wire
Kathy Foley, M.D.
Professor of Neurology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Medical Director, International Palliative Care Initiative, Open Society Foundation
With Special Guest
Reg E. Cathey
The Wire, Oz, and Law & Order: SVU