Catholic and Dominican Institute

Lecture: Spirituality in Patient Care

March 08, 2012 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Aquinas 216

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.