University of Oxford

“Biology & Biography: Sexual Ethics” with Richard B. Gunderman, MD, Ph.D



This lecture was presented on Wednesday 3/5/14 in Indianapolis, Indiana. PLEASE NOTE: This video is for informational purposes only, and does not qualify for CE/CME credit.

Objectives:
1. Describe the relationship between biology and biography in sexual ethics.
2. Outline the hazards of relying on an account that focuses too heavily on biology alone.
3. Develop strategies by which to restore an appropriate balance between biology and biography in our thinking about sexual ethics.

About the Lecturer:

Richard Gunderman is Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy at Indiana University. He received his AB Summa Cum Laude from Wabash College, MD and PhD (Committee on Social Thought) with honors from the University of Chicago, and MPH from Indiana University. He also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. He was a Chancellor Scholar of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a nine-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award. He was named the 2008 Outstanding Educator by the Radiological Society of North America, the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society Berlin Scholar in Professionalism, and the 2012 Distinguished Educator of the American Roentgen Ray Society. In 2012, he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Award for Teaching Excellence, the top teaching award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 2013, he was the Spinoza Professor at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of over 400 articles and has published eight books, including We Make a Life by What We Give (Indiana University, 2008), Leadership in Healthcare (Springer, 2009), Achieving Excellence in Medical Education (2nd edition, Springer, 2011), X-ray Vision (Oxford University, 2013), and Essential Radiology (3rd edition, Thieme, 2014). He is also past president of the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine and a correspondent for the Atlantic.

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community.

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