Suicide in America: A Tragedy in Hiding
Directed by Thomas Cole, PhD, and Kevin Dillon, MBA, CPA, this elective introduces students to the prevalence of suicide in America, and its impact on health and medicine.
Through this course, students will:
- encounter journalistic and personal writing about the experience and meanings of suicide,
- explore the phenomenon of suicide among physicians and other health care workers,
- analyze ethical issues involved in physician-assisted suicide, and
- discuss clinical care of suicidal patients and their families.
There will be 6 sessions held from 12:00-1:00 pm on the dates listed below. To receive elective credit, students must attend at least 4 sessions.
Some sessions may include readings, which will be provided in advance.
All classes will be held in WebEx. Please contact Angela Gomez, EdD, to receive the course links.
|Feb 27||Overview of Class and Epidemiological Data|
|Mar 6||American Stories, Journalism|
|Mar 27||Suicide Among Doctors and Other Health Care Workers|
|Apr 3||Physician-Assisted Suicide|
|Apr 10||Reflection and Fiction|