The Center for Values Presents: Wendy Harpham

Wendy Harpham

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season: 2012-13


Preserving Compassion in Modern Medicine: The Promise of Healthy Survivorship      


Wendy S. Harpham, MD, FACP is a doctor of internal medicine, long-term cancer survivor, and an award-winning author. Ongoing illness forced Dr. Harpham to redefine her career in the early 1990s. She turned to writing and speaking as ways to continue to educate, comfort and inspire others. From both sides of the stethoscope, Dr. Harpham has explored how patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals can strengthen clinician-patient bonds that help patients become what she calls “Healthy Survivors”—namely, patients who get good care and live as fully as possible. Whether writing, speaking or serving on a committee, Dr. Harpham offers valuable insights and suggestions that further her mission of “helping others through the synergy of science and caring.”      


Dramatic advances in science and technology have enabled clinicians to routinely cure or control many once-fatal or life-altering diseases and injuries. Yet many patients are dissatisfied with their medical care, often complaining about a loss of compassion. Harpham will discuss a variety of forces driving a wedge between modern patients and their physicians. Then she will offer her insights and suggestions on healing clinician-patient bonds.

For more information contact:
Magdalena Grohman

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Directions to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Waterview Parkway and turn north on Waterview. Turn east on Synergy Park Boulevard. Turn south on Floyd Road and head towards Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the university campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a green or gold spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). 
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