Lydia Dugdale

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  • Lydia Dugdale
  • Doctor, Medial Ethicist, Professor

Dr. Lydia Dugdale is an internal medicine primary care doctor and a medical ethicist. She’s the Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Professor of Medicine nd Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and she's also the Co-Director of Clinical Ethics at New York-Presbyterian Milstein Hospital. Her scholarship focuses on end-of-life issues, medical ethics, and the doctor-patient relationship.

In her new book, The Lost Art of Dying, Dugdale offers insight and thoughtful guidance on how to die well. She guides readers to recover their sense of finitude, confront fears, accept how bodies age, develop meaningful rituals, and involve communities in end-of-life care.

Dugdale is also the author of Dying in the 21st Century. And she previously worked at Yale University as the associate director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics and founding co-director of the Program for Medicine, Spirituality, and Religion.

    Presentations at Calvin University

    The Lost Art of Dying: Ethical Considerations in Facing Our Mortality
    Part of the: January Series
    Part of the: Stob Lecture Series
    Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:30:00 PM
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    Publication(s) for this event

    The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom

    The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom
    by Lydia Dugdale
    HarperOne (July 6, 2021)
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