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.
- Neal Baer, M.D., Executive Producer, CBS Television; Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
- Jay Clayton, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University
- Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director, Outside the Wire
- Kathy Foley, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Medical Director, International Palliative Care Initiative, Open Society Foundation
- Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., President, Institute of Medicine