Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics

The Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics is an annual, interdisciplinary event that brings together researchers, faculty, students, health care workers and members of the public to discuss and critically assess recent research, theories, policies and practices relevant to the ethics of health, health care and medicine. The interdisciplinary nature of the symposium motivates collaboration across Philosophy, Bioethics, Public and Population Health, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Political Science, Sociology, Medical Anthropology and the Health Humanities, among other disciplines. It also brings researchers and theorists in conversation with those who practice and make policy in medicine, nursing and public health. Topics range from those related to issues in clinical ethics to those in population health ethics.

The Symposium is made possible by generous funding from the Benjamin Rabinowitz Endowment in Medical Ethics. For more information on the Symposium, please contact Carina Fourie, the Benjamin Rabinowitz Chair in Medical Ethics at the Department of Philosophy:

Past Events

Date Title
Apr 12, 2024 Race, Health and Justice
Feb 10, 2023 Black Feminism Reimagined
Apr 15, 2022 Race, Health and Justice
Sep 24, 2020 Emotions and Empathy
Oct 11, 2019 Race, Health and Justice
Apr 13, 2018 Life Support: The Role of Family, Friends and Community in Health and Healthcare
Mar 31, 2017 Race, Health and Justice
Apr 29, 2016 The Sickness of Society: What Kind of Equality Matters for Health?
April 19, 2013 Whose Medicine, Whose Care? Troubling Inequities in the Migration of Health Care
April 13, 2012 Disordering Personalities?: Psychiatric Diagnosis and Moral Responsibility
April 8, 2011 Telling Stories, Revealing Narratives: Perspectives on Illness and Care
April 23, 2010 Approaching Dementia: Creativity and Ethics in Caring
May 1, 2009 Relief of Pain and Suffering: Too Little or Too Much?
April 4, 2008 Dying Hopes: Understanding Hope in the Face of Death