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Humanities Grand Rounds: The Limits of Trust

November 3, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Text "Learn Finnish faster" next to a box for the fictitious medication Finnexiaby Zoom for its grand rounds lecture, “The Limits of Trust: Why Doctors Shouldn’t Use Satire-or Should They?” presented by Lisa Erdman, MFA, DA, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Humanities.

In this lecture, Erdman will explore the dynamics of trust and responsibility in the relationship among patients, consumers and pharmaceuticals. As a point of discussion, Erdman examines the unexpected ethical and legal outcomes of her media art production, Finnexia, and how these outcomes reveal the limits of trust in medicine. The Finnexia project consists of an advertisement campaign for a fictitious medication that helps people learn the Finnish language and was presented in the central railway station in Helsinki, Finland.

Lisa Erdman head-and-shoulders portrait

Lisa Erdman, MFA, DA

Erdman explores the use of arts-based methods in medical education. Through satire and corporate parody, her multimedia work explores the politics of medicine, advertising and cultural identity. You can learn more about her work on her website.

CE credits are available for Penn State Health and College of Medicine employees:
Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Activity Sign-In Code is 04futz and expires Nov. 4 at noon.
Methods:

  • Text Code to 828-295-1144
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  • eeds iPhone/Android App

For more information, please email or call the Department of Humanities at 717-531-3536 or visit us on the web at

Join the lecture via Zoom here


November 3
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Room C2860 – Penn State College of Medicine
700 HMC Crescent Road
Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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