The Center for Ethics and Health Humanities (CEHH) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has announced that it will be hosting a lecture series both in-person and online. The series will begin on September 25 with a lecture by Dr. Ralph Didlake titled “The Asylum Project.” The event will take place on the Hattiesburg campus and is open to the public free of charge.
Dr. Didlake’s lecture will focus on the efforts to manage the discovery of thousands of unmarked graves on the grounds of the University Medical Center (UMC) in Jackson. Many of these graves belong to individuals who died at the Mississippi State Hospital for the Insane. The presentation will be held on September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building room 108. Alternatively, attendees can join online through Zoom with the Meeting ID: 880 7072 1142.
The CEHH’s fall speaker schedule includes two more events. On October 16 at 4 p.m., Kendra Martin will give a talk titled “Cruel and Unusual Punishment in Mississippi Prisons: A Disability Rights Mississippi Report.” Martin will discuss a recent report by Disability Rights Mississippi that highlights the ways in which the state’s prison system fails to respect the rights of disabled individuals. The lecture will take place in the Liberal Arts Building room 108, and participants can also join online via Zoom with the Meeting ID: 839 8932 5528.
The final event in the CEHH fall speaker series will be held on November 13 at 7 p.m. Dr. Daniel Malcolm and Dr. Jeremy Rainey will present on “Health Professionals on the Death Penalty.” They will discuss the ethical considerations involved in administering the death penalty from the perspective of health professionals. Dr. Rainey is an anesthesiologist at UMC, while Dr. Malcolm is a pharmacist at Sullivan University. The lecture can be accessed online through Zoom with the Meeting ID: 882 7061 5467.
The USM CEHH is dedicated to providing educational opportunities on important ethics and bioethics issues. In addition to hosting lectures and workshops featuring nationally known sponsors, the CEHH supports academic minors, offers continuing education opportunities for healthcare professionals, facilitates collaborations between health researchers and local healthcare providers, and delivers continuing education programs in nursing and other health professions. To learn more about the USM CEHH, interested parties can visit their website.