Doctors, dying, moral dilemmas and Greek Drama

The highly regarded Harvard Medical School has been basing its course on medical ethics on issues raised in ancient Greek tragedies. Discussions on the right to live (or die) and on how to face death follow performances of scenes from Sophocles, Aeschylus or Euripides.
“If Bryan Doerries, the project’s founder, has his way, more medical schools will employ ancient Greek drama to strengthen their medical ethics programs,” the article suggests.

The link is http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2010/07/07/screams_from_greek_stage_aim_for_doctors_hearts/.

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