Join us from September through May, as the Department of Humanities in conjunction with the Drs. Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine present a noon hour brown bag discussion of a humanities-related topic. The sessions are free, open to all, and no pre-registration is required. For more information about these programs contact the Humanities Department at (717) 531-8778.
2012-13 First Fridays Calendar of Events
Mighty Fingers-Facing Change
Kelly will share her work with the most underserved segment of our population: adolescent girls. “Mighty Fingers-Facing Change” is a 2-part experiential art project designed to engage and inspire girls worldwide
Presented by: Kelly Sullivan
Visit Kelly’s website to learn more about Kelly and FingerSmears. www.kellysullivanfineart.com
November 2, 2012 • 12:00 noon • C2860
Queer in the Clinic: LGBT Health, Medical Historiography, and Contemporary Clinical Practice
Dr. Wahlert will share his conclusions about the late 19th century conceptual movement of same-sex persons from the juridical to the clinical.
Presented by: Lance Wahlert, Ph.D.
Director, Master of Bioethics Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Medial Ethics & Health Policy; Director, Project on Bioethics, Sexuality, and Gender Identity, Perelman School of epicene, University of Pennsylvania
December 7, 2012 • 12:00 • Ted P. Junker Auditorium
Creative Stress Management for Busy Times
Join our panel of experts and learn how Beatles music, creative expression, and art can help you weather the holidays! Come prepared to participate and have fun.
FREE Chair Massages
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m /Junker Auditorium Anteroom
First come first serve. Compliments of Green Wellness Massage of Campbelltown, PA
Feb 1, 2013 • 12:00 noon • Room C2860
Kienle Drama Group presents:
Follow Your Heart:
A staged reading followed by audience discussion with members of the cardiac transplant team.
The wife of a man whose organs have been transplanted into several patients seeks solace from her grief in an unusual and ethically questionable way.
by: Richard Selzer, M.D.(Adapted for Medical Reader’s Theatre by Ann Bean)
Susan Rosenveld’s lecture will shed light on how the approach to battlefield medicine during the Civil War was challenged by advocates including Clara Barton who saw a need for better and faster medical care during and after battles
How can we keep “care” front and center in health care professions? What strategies help communicate values of humanism and caring? Through Playback Theatre, a dramatic improvisational technique in which stories from the audience form the basis of a new common story, you will participate in a unique opportunity to discover the art and heart of health care.
How to Create a Healthy Workplace and Avoid Toxic Nursing
May 3, 2013 • 12:00 noon • Junker Auditorium, Main Hospital
Do you work in a clinic that is chaotic? Is your workplace rife with conflict? If yes, make sure to attend this talk-even if you’re not a nurse, but especially if you are. We will describe common challenges faced in the health care work environment, along with expert advice on how to address them. Come and hear about issues such as bullying, cynicism, and social media gone wrong.
Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, and Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine; Professor, Women’s Studies at Penn State University AND Rebecca Volpe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Humanities; Director, Clinical Ethics Consultation Service at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Past presentations have included storytelling, short films, author discussions, plays by the Kienle Center Players, music therapy, photography, medical comics, and more.
Things We Leave Behind: Mental Health Care in the U.S.
Presented by: Matthew Murray
Excerpts from WiT
The Kienle Center Players Present a dramatic staged reading and discussion
How Blogging Can Be Good For Your Health
Presented by: Martha Peaselee Levine
The TimeSlips Project: Flipping the Script on Dementia
Presented by: Daniel George, Ph.D.
A Parallel Universe: A journey THrough Autism, A Quest for Answers
Presented by: Jennifer Davis-Lewis, Filmmaker