Margaret Edson
Margaret Edson

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics announces the inaugural Ethics in Interprofessional Education Conference, to be held in Houston’s renowned Texas Medical Center in June 2-3.

Featuring presentations on the teaching of ethics through the humanities and across healthcare fields, the conference will give emphasis on nursing and medicine.

In addition to presentations by leaders in the field of interprofessional ethics, sessions will include interactive opportunities to address the questions “Are your ethics my ethics?” and “How well do questions of right and wrong translate across professional lines?” The conference offers a prime opportunity to begin the discussion and to foster the process of developing an innovative curriculum in ethics education and interprofessional education on your campus. Speakers include playwright Margaret Edson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1999 for her first play, Wit.

Course director is Dr. Jeffrey Spike, professor of family and community medicine and holder of the Professor Samuel E. Karff, D.H.L., Chair in the John P. McGovern, M.D., Center for Humanities and Ethics.