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Course on Personalism in Medicine to be offered Fall 2018

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

 The College of Science will be offering a 1.5-credit pass/fail course in the Fall semester called “Introduction to Personalism in Medicine: The Pathos Project.”

 

Founded by medical students and physicians in 2005, the course stems from a deep concern over the depersonalization of medical care. Compassion, empathy, and attention to the suffering patient are too often left as glaring holes during clinical interactions. While not the sole cause of this failure, deficiencies in medical training undoubtedly contribute. The Pathos Project recognizes that developing clinical competence is necessary but not sufficient for physicians and other clinicians, and responds to the crisis in the doctor-patient relationship by developing a consciousness of suffering and its contextual interpersonal dynamics. …

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Science-business softball player helps raise funds for cancer patients

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

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When senior science-business major Katie Beriont signed on to play Division I softball for the University of Notre Dame, she never thought her effort on the field would make an impact on the lives of cancer patients and their families. Now in her final season, Beriont has taken a role in organizing the team’s 8th annual Strikeout Cancer event.

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