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Fairbanks Ethics Lecture- “Worthy to Serve the Suffering: Albert Schweitzer” by Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD



Recorded on: Wednesday 9/2/15
Recorded at: IU Health- Methodist Petticrew Auditorium

**Please note: this video is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT qualify for Continuing Education credit.**
Objectives:
1. Outline the major contributions of Albert Schweitzer.
2. Describe the key elements of Schweitzer’s views on worthiness to serve the suffering.
3. Develop strategies to bring Albert Schweitzer’s insights to life in daily practice.

About the Lecturers:
Richard Gunderman is Chancellor’s Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies 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 was a Chancellor Scholar of the Federal Republic of Germany and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. He is a nine-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, and in 2015 received the Indiana University School of Medicine’s inaugural Inspirational Educator 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 serves on numerous boards, including the Kinsey Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality, Christian Theological Seminary, and Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. He is the author of over 500 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, a correspondent for the Atlantic, and a columnist for The Conversation.

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. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit our website at www.fairbankscenter.org.

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