End-of-Life Matters: Cultural Representations through the Entertainment Arts
Posted Nov 30 2012 12:19pm
The 2012 National Academies of Sciences Rosenthal Lecture will be on December 12. It will focus on how the language of the entertainment arts informs our cultural understanding of end-of-life care.
Through the screening of clips from the film Beginners and television medical dramas, and a live theatrical performance reading from Sophocles’ Philoctetes, the Rosenthal Lecture panelists will explore the various ways the entertainment arts can provide a platform for an engaging and compelling conversation about end-of-life. The panel will approach the conversation through the lens of the patient, the family, the provider, and the community.
Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., President, Institute of Medicine