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Center for Ethics and Health Humanities

Center for Ethics and Health Humanities

The Center for Ethics and Health Humanities sponsors a wide range of educational opportunities on important issues in ethics and bioethics. It sponsors lectures and workshops featuring nationally known sponsors, supports three academic minors, and offers continuing educational opportunities for health professionals. 


What Do We Do?

  • Sponsors lectures and seminars on a wide range of important ethical issues
  • Offers a range of exciting educational opportunities in health humanities
  • Facilitates interactions between health researchers and local health care providers
  • Features continuing education programming in nursing and other health professions


Upcoming Events

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Meet Our Affiliate Faculty

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Dr. Samuel Bruton

Specialization Area

Philosophy

Jerry Alliston

Dr. Jerry R. Alliston

Specialization Area

Disability Studies

John bailey

Dr. John Bailey

Specialization Area

Pre-med advisor, biology

Emily Stanback

Dr. Emily Stanback

Specialization Area

English

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Dr. Ian Dunkle

Specialization Area

Philosophy

Brent Hale

Dr. Brent Hale

Specialization Area

Communication

Vickie Reed

Mrs. Vickie Reed

Specialization Area

Public Health

Laurence Strait

Dr. Laurance (Paul) Strait

Specialization Area

Communication

Dr. Elizabeth Tinnon

Dr. Elizabeth Tinnon

Specialization Area

Adult Health

Dr. Alan Thompson

Dr. Alan Thompson

Specialization Area

Criminal Justice

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Dr. John Winters

Specialization Area

History

 

Courses

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Philosophy of Disability

PHI 492/IDS 370/IDS 352
Professor Ian Dunkle 
T/Th 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Activists and disability scholars have shaken up old (but still widespread) assumptions about how to categorize various psycho-physiological states as “(ab)normal,” “(un)healthy,” and “good (or bad) for you.” This up-shaking raises a number of conceptual questions, including: (Q1) What is a “disability”? (Q2) How does “being disabled” relate to “being healthy”? And (Q3) what impact does disability have on wellbeing? The philosophy of disability is a growing field of study dedicated to answering questions like these. The questions are attracting more and more philosophical attention because of their practical implications, their prior lack of attention, and their connection to other areas of philosophical study (e.g. what does “health” even mean? how are impacts on wellbeing to be assessed? how ought medical professionals to treat disabilities?). For the first time at USM, we are offering a full course on the philosophy of disability. This course will focus on on the three Q’s above and will be crosslisted with IDS 370. In addition to reading the latest philosophical work on these questions, we will connect our inquiry to work on disability from outside of philosophy (e.g. literature, history, and communication). 

 

 

Contact Us

School of Humanities

305 Liberal Arts Building (LAB)
118 College Dr. #5037
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Campus Hattiesburg

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usmhumanities@usm.edu

Phone
601.266.4320