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The Heart of Medicine

A life-changing event in her childhood inspired Professor Rebecca Dresser to pursue studies about what is "right" and what is "wrong" in medicine, leading to great appreciation for the power of narrative and the ways personal stories illuminate the true heart of medicine. (December, 2014)

06:47 Lessons from mentors
16:05 Teaching in 1983; the beginning of bioethics
22:22 "When Science Offers Salvation"
28:17 The book "Malignant" (Watch excerpt)
35:52 Physicians and professional boundaries
38:54 Narrative in medicine and ethics (Watch excerpt)
44:47 Bioethics and the heart of medicine
51:32 The importance of the voice of the Subject  (Watch excerpt)