Dr. Jo Ann Middleton, Drew University
"Spirituality in Patient Care: Ethics, Mystery, and the Role of
the Healthcare Team"
Jo Ann Middleton is an Affiliate Associate Professor and the
Founding Director of Medical Humanities in the Caspersen School of
Graduate Studies, Drew University. She established and served as
Director of the Medical Humanities Program at Raritan Bay Medical
Center, Perth Amboy, NJ, from 1990 to 2007. She received her BA
from Manhattanville College and her MA and PhD from Drew. Dr.
Middleton is the author of Willa Cather's Modernism: A Study of
Style and Technique (FDU Press, 1990), and her presentation,
"Medical Ethics," was included in the American College of
Physicians Best of the Boards Series (Philadelphia, 1995).
Dr. Middleton has taught the clinical ethics segment for the
American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board review
course since 1996 and the Stress/Ethical/Legal Module of the
Alliance for Healthcare Critical Care Course from 1997-2007. She
has been invited to speak at Medical Grand Rounds, the Association
for Practical and Professional Ethics, the American Society for
Bioethics and Humanities, the American Literature Association, the
Cather Spring Conference and the Cather International Seminar, and
has been a scholar for library programs sponsored by the NJ
Committee for the Humanities since 1986. Dr. Middleton has
published essays on Willa Cather, clinical ethics, medical
humanities training, ethics curricula for residents, and aging,
death and dying in literature, and for seven years authored the
chapter, "Fiction: 1900 to the 1930's" in American Literary
Scholarship (Duke, 1992-1998). In the Drew Medical Humanities
Program, she teaches Medical Narrative, Contemporary Ethical Issues
in American Literature, and Literature and Medicine.
Admission is free. All are welcome. For further information,
call the Catholic and Dominican Institute at 845-569-3467.