How the Arts Helped Me Find Meaning in Death

September 16, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Abstract: Through photographs and his writings, Dr Warraich will share how he found beauty and meaning in patients’ final moments. Describing his personal journey as both a writer and physician-in-training, and reading essays he has written for the New York Times and excerpts from his book, Modern Death, he will share how he was able to reimagine the role of death in human life and the experience of physicians and nurses. He will explain how writing can play an important part in the life of all physicians as they trek their way along this special vocation.

Listen to Terry Gross interview Dr. Warraich on NPR about his new book, State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease (2019), here, and about his book, Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life (2017), here.

Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center and Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Location and Address

602 Cathedral of Learning