• Country:United States of America, Cambridge MA
    Date (year) of establishment:2011
    Head of the Committee:Harold J. Bursztajn, MD
    *********
    Ass. Prof. Terry Bard DD
    Executive Committee:Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D. President and Founding Director of the UNESCO Bioethics Chair American Unit
    hbursztajn@hms.harvard.edu
    http://www.forensic-psych.com
    Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
    co-founder, Program in Psychiatry and the Law @
    BIDMC Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School
    96 Larchwood Drive, Cambridge, Ma 02138 USA
    Terry Bard DD Secretary-Treasurer and Founding Director of the UNESCO Bioethics Chair American Unit
    Terry_Bard@hms.harvard.edu
    Clinical Instructor in Pastoral Counseling
    BIDMC Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School
    Michael Ashley Stein: Director of the UNESCO Bioethics Chair American Unit
    http://www.hpod.org
    Visiting Professor of Law
    Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability
    Pound Hall, Room 423
    1563 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Andre Churchwell, MD: Director of the UNESCO Bioethics Chair American Unit
    http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter/index.html?ID=11712
    Associate Dean for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Affairs
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Department of School of Medicine
    Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute MCE, S. Tower-Suite 5200 1215 21st Ave., S.
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN 37232-2318
    Omar Sultan Haque, MD, MTS: Director of the UNESCO Bioethics Chair American Unit
    Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
    William James Hall, Rm. 964
    33 Kirkland Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Name of the host Institute:American Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa)
    Address:96 Larchwood Dr. Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
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    Ass. Prof. Terry Bard DD 54 Wendell Road Newton Centre, MA 02459-2650 ,USA
    Phone:+001-617-492-8366
    +001-617-969-2697
    Fax: +001-617-441-3195
    E-mail:Harold_Bursztajn@hms.harvard.edu
    hbursztajn@hms.harvard.edu
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    Terry_Bard@hms.harvard.edu
    Reference Link: http://www.forensic-psych.com
  • Harvard Medical School

    Division of Medical Ethics

    Fellowship in Medical Ethics

    2012-2013

    The Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School supports research and teaching on ethical issues in medicine, health, and healthcare policy and practice.  The Fellowship in Medical Ethics is open to physicians, nurses, lawyers, social workers, and others in academic fields related to medicine or health with a serious interest in medical ethics and a wish to further their knowledge of the history, philosophical underpinnings and contemporary practice of bioethics.

    Fellows attend a weekly three hour seminar designed to explore a wide range of issues, including ethical theory, clinical ethics, research ethics, and selected topics in public health ethics. Most weeks there is extensive reading and a brief paper. During the year, fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Division of Medical Ethics and are eligible to participate in Harvard University courses with permission of the course instructor as well as monthly division Faculty

    Seminars and various public programs in medical ethics sponsored by the Division.

    Fellows must have external salary support.  The fellowship fee is $3,500.  Most Fellows receive this support from their sponsoring institutions, and The Division of Medical Ethics will assist applicants who would like help approaching their sponsoring institutions with such a request.

    Fellows are selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement and the contribution they are likely to make as researchers, clinicians, and teachers in medical ethics.  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of not more than 750 words, describing the reasons for their interest in the Fellowship, including any particular topics or questions they are most interested in exploring. This letter is an important opportunity for applicants to tell us about themselves, their interests, and their motivations in pursuing training in medical ethics.  Applicants should also provide two letters of reference and a third letter from their supervisor or key senior staff person, demonstrating institutional support for the candidate’s involvement in the HMS Fellowship and likely opportunities the candidate will have to contribute to bioethics at their home institution, upon completion of the Fellowship.

    Deadline for submission of application materials is April 9, 2012.  Three copies of all application materials should be sent to: Dr. Mildred Solomon, Fellowship Director c/o Helena Martins Harvard Medical School, Division of Medical Ethics, 641 Huntington Ave, 2nd Flr, Boston, MA  02115.  If you have anyquestions please contact Helena at helena_martins@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-3041.

  • American Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

    Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D. and Terry R. Bard, D.D., co-Directors

    96 Larchwood Drive, Cambridge, MA  02138

    American Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

     Our Unit is in the midst of creating an infrastructure to build collaborations among ethicists,

    clinicians, scientists, psychologists, jurists, religious, human, and social studies scholars and

                 artists and journalists in all media in order to produce materials and create a

                      climate for the teaching and learning of bioethics in a manner that is

                                       memorable and meaningful even in the

                                       midst of real-life stress and uncertainty.

           The American Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics is a global center, guided by experts, for fellowship and resource development for students, faculty, and practitioners interested in clinical and ethical decision making under conditions of uncertainty and great moral hazard.  Uniquely, theAmerican Unit aims to foster the development of psychologically mindful clinical decision-making narrativesthat are internationally recognized as memorable; to raise infrequently asked, yet vital, vivid ethical questions; and to innovate psychologically informed teaching resources and methods for lifelong learning in the medical and mental health professions. The American Unit develops materials that stimulate shared discourse and inform professionals and the lay public about decision making amid uncertainty and tension.

    Since medical ethics is best understood and effectively implemented in the context of underlying psychology, the American Unit explores and develops materials based upon an understanding of the psychology of clinical and ethical decision making under conditions of uncertainty when there is great moral and personal hazard.

    The American Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics develops vivid, meaningful, and memorable resources that extend beyond usual models of classroom teaching materials so that, even in the midst of busy clinical practices, these materials will continue to inform clinical and ethical decision making under conditions of uncertainty.

    Our efforts are part of the greater UNESCO goal, which is to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based on respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.

     

    Current Projects by Board Members:

    1. Development and Co-Sponsorship of Teaching Programs for:

    A.    The use of religious and secular narratives including historical fact, fiction and poetry

    as teaching narratives for therapeutic intervention and bioethical decision making

    (with ISPS Boston Area Chapter)

    ~Terry Bard, D.D. & Harold Bursztajn, M.D.

    B.     Bioethical decision making informed by emotional intelligence

    ~with Dr. Daniella Keidar & Harvard Medical School Program in Psychiatry & the Law @ BIDMC

    C.     Improving clinical and ethical decision making in the treatment of autism

    ~Harold Bursztajn, M.D. & Omar Haque, M.D.

    D.    The use of cinema and other visual and musical arts to represent bioethical decision making under

    conditions of uncertainty, conflict, mortal danger and moral hazard

    1. Bioethics Casebooks Addressing Dilemmas Related to:

    A.    Pharmaceutical influence tied to clinical and research conflicts of interests

    B.     What we can learn for clinical choices today from physician and patient choices during the Shoah

    ~Harold Bursztajn, M.D., Terry Bard, D.D., & Omar Haque, M.D.

    1. Research & Service Projects:

    A.      Genetic advances and their implications for medical and legal education

    ~Professor Michael Stein & Harold Bursztajn, M.D.

    B.      Implications of genetic advances for legislation

    ~Professor Michael Stein & Harold Bursztajn, M.D.

    C.      Implications of genetic advances for human subject protection

    ~ Terry Bard, D.D. & Harold Bursztajn, M.D.

    D.      Monitoring the internet for undue pharmaceutical company influence

    ~Harold Bursztajn, M.D. & Omar Haque, M.D.

    E.       Art and medicine

    ~Andre Churchwell, M.D., Harold Bursztajn, M.D., & Terry Bard, D.D.

    F. Informed consent, from Pro Forma to Process

    ~Harold Bursztajn, M.D. & Terry Bard, D.D.

    1. What is clinical wisdom?

    ~Omar Haque, M.D. & Harold Bursztajn, M.D.

    H .   Elder care, child care, care of the disadvantaged and other bioethical and legal issues in the care of vulnerable patients

    ~Harold Bursztajn, M.D., Andre Churchwell, M.D., & Terry Bard, D.D.

    IV. Exploring the Value of Diversity in the Biosciences and Clinical Services:

    ~Andre Churchwell, M.D. & Harold Bursztajn, M.D.

    V. Disability & Bioethics:

    ~Professor Michael Stein & Harold Bursztajn, M.D.

    Project Participants:

    Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D., President and Co-Founder

    Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Founder, Program in Psychiatry and the Law,

    Harvard Medical School

    hbursztajn@hms.harvard.edu

    (617) 492-8366

    Further info: http://www.forensic-psych.com/data/HJB_CV.php

    Terry R. Bard, D.D., Rabbi, Secretary-Treasurer and Co-Founder

    Clinical Instructor, Academy Member

    Dept. of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School

    Managing Editor, JPCP Inc. Publishing

    (617) 969-2697

    terry_bard@hms.harvard.edu

    Further info: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/Academy/academy/members.html

    Michael Ashley Stein, J.D., Ph.D., Director

    Visiting Professor of Law

    Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability

    http://www.hpod.org/

    Further info: http://www.hpod.org/pdf/stein.pdf

    Andre Churchwell, M.D., Director

    Associate Dean for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Affairs

    http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter/index.html?ID=11712

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Radiology and Radiological Sciences,

    and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    (615) 936-5784

    Further info: http://www.angioscreen.com/documents/Churchwell_CV.pdf

    Omar Sultan Haque, M.D., MTS, Director

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

    omarsultanhaque@gmail.com

    Further info: http://omarsultanhaque.com/

  • 1 .      ASAN Symposium on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Autism Research

    Date: 10. Dec. 2011, 9:00~15:00

    Place: Harvard Law School campus, Hauser Hall, Room 105

    Organizer:The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    Co-organizers: Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy

    Biotechnology and Bioethics

    The Harvard Law Project on Disability

    The UNESCO Bioethics Chair American Unit

    Website: 

    2 .     Nazi Physicians’ Crimes against Humanity: a psychoanalytical approach.

    Date: Wednesday 18, April 2012. 11-noon.

    Venue: Deaconess 205 A of BIDMC of Harvard Medical School

    Organizer: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich;  Program in Psychiatry & the Law @ BIDMC/MMHC  of the  Department of Psychiatry,  Harvard Medical School

    Co-organizer: American Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

    Contact: Angela Mauss-Hanke, Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, 0049 172 9795166

    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, amh@mauss-hanke.de

    Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D.  Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    hbursztajn@hms.harvard.edu    617-492-8366

     

 

 
 

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