Schedule of Lectures & Conversations

Nov 25

Carleton Connects: Professor Daniel Groll, Philosophy

Persuasion at the bedside: what can clinicians do to help patients make decisions?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Carleton Connects: Professor Daniel Groll
Danie Groll

This program took place on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Persuasion at the bedside: what can clinicians do to help patients make decisions?

Over the past 50 years, the idea that patients have the right to make decisions about their own medical care has become a, if not the, central tenet of clinical medicine. In recent years, however, a series of scholars have argued that some degree of clinician paternalism—where the clinician intercedes in the patient's decision for the patient's own good—is OK. Join Carleton Connects and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Daniel Groll for "Persuasion at the bedside: what can clinicians do to help patients make decisions?" He will explore the issues of autonomy and paternalism in clinical medicine and offer a framework for understanding the different ways we might think about the role of the clinician in a clinical encounter.

About the Speaker

Daniel joined the Carleton College philosophy department in fall 2009 after completing his PhD at the University of Chicago. Daniel works in ethics, with a particular interest in normative ethics and bioethics. Outside of academia, Daniel fronts popular "prof rock" band The Counterfactuals

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Persuasion at the Bedside: What can clinicians do to help patients make decisions? (65 KB PDF Document) 


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Sponsored by Carleton Connects. Contact: Catherine K. Gardner, +1 641 777 7288