Where Medicine Meets Religion: OHEI Humanities Series continues Tomorrow

April 27, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership,

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion is proud to present the second installment of their Humanities Series with guest speaker: Dr. Aasim I. Padela, a physician, researcher and bioethicist who focusses on the intersection of community health, religion and bioethics, will be speaking on the UMHS campus this Thursday, April 28. All UM employees and learners are invited to attend.

Dr. Padela, MD, MSc, is the director of the initiative on Islam and medicine, as well as an assistant professor of medicine, sections of emergency medicine and general internal medicine faculty, at the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. His empirical research assesses how religion-related factors impact health behaviors and outcomes among American Muslims, and influences the practice of American Muslim physicians. As a fellow at the nonpartisan think tank the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (http://www.ispu.org/people/AasimPadela), and in conjunction with several Muslim community organizations, these data are mobilized toward culturally tailored healthcare interventions and policy recommendations.

 There are two opportunities to hear Dr. Padela present Thursday.  We hope you can attend one or both.

  • Noon – 1 p.m. ~ “Delivering Patient-Centered Healthcare: Practical Ethics of Accommodating Muslim Patient Worldviews”, Med Sci  2, North Lecture Hall-3695. Lunch provided.
  •  5 p.m. – 6 p.m. ~ “Discrimination & Diversity in Healthcare Workforce: Muslim Physician Experiences as a Case Study”, Mott, MCHC Auditorium. Refreshments provided

“The purpose of the Humanities Series is to understand how human culture effects medical care, and to promote diversity, equity and inclusion for our patients, staff and learners,” said David J. Brown, M.D., associate vice president and associate dean of Health Equity and Inclusion.

There is no registration for the event.  A video-recording of the talk with captioning will be made available. For more information, please contact OHEIhumanities@umich.edu.

To learn more about The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI), visit http://www.med.umich.edu/ohei/.