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POSTPONED - Keepers of the House: A Documentary

Keepers of the House
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Panel discussion
Humanities in Medicine Lecture


Lunch provided at NOON. Talk begins at 12:10pm.

In this 15 minute documentary video, eight hospital housekeepers talk about their special human relationships with patients and their families and the ways in which they believe their work contributes to healing. A showing of this short film will be followed by a discussion of what the film teaches us about empathic communication, and how this video might be used in a teaching environment. We will also discuss the ways in which our daily actions as health care providers affect hospital housekeepers' sense of wellbeing, and how we might include them in the activities of the health care team.

Panelists include:
Jane E Dutton, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
Isaac Johnson, Regional Director of Operations, Duke Hospital Environmental Services
Neil Prose, Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics and Global Health, Duke University

Contact: Trent Center