Madison Collaborative

Ready to Listen: Healing and the Ethics of Welcoming

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Viewpoints on Health

The Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action is pleased to invite you to attend "Ready to Listen: Healing and the Ethics of Welcoming" on September 27th at 5:30pm in the new Health and Behavioral Studies building, room 5040.

Dr. Margaret Mohrmann will remind us of the importance of welcoming another: "No matter how different you are from me and no matter what characteristics you bear--even characteristics I may tend to judge negatively--welcome says that you are a person of value to me, and I desire to understand, know, and be with you." (excerpt from her essay co-authored with Lois Shepard).1

Dr. Mohrmann is the author of Attending Children: A Doctor's Education (Georgetown, 2005) and Medicine As Ministry: Reflections on Suffering, Ethics, and Hope (Pilgrim Press, 1995). She is co-editor of Pain Seeking Understanding: Suffering, Medicine, and Faith (Pilgrim Press, 1999). Her interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of ethics, religion, and medicine is currently exploring welcome as a dimension of ethical practice.

This Viewpoint lecture is sponsored by the College of Health and Behavioral Studies, the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services, and the Madison Collaborative.

For more information, email Dr. Rhonda Zingraff at

1 Mohrmann, M. & Shepard, L. (2012). "Ready to Listen: Why Welcome Matters." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 43(3):646-50.

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