Noted author on health care ethics to deliver Sirridge Lecture on March 22

Michael Brannigan, Ph.D.

Michael C. Brannigan, Ph.D., M.D., a noted author and scholar on health care ethics, will be the featured speaker at the William T. Sirridge, M.D., Medical Humanities Lecture on March 22 at the School of Medicine. The lecture will take place a noon in Theater A.

Brannigan is a professor of philosophy and the George and Jane Pfaff Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Values at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. He is also an adjunct professor at the Albany Medical College Department of Medical Education. His specialties include intercultural ethics as well as medical ethics and Asian philosophy.

Brannigan served as vice president for clinical and organizational ethics at the Center of Practical Bioethics in Kansas City from 2004 to 2007. He currently writes a monthly column on ethics for the Albany Times Union in addition to his work at College of Saint Rose and Albany Medical College.

The author of 10 books, with another in the works, and numerous book chapters and articles, Brannigan’s latest publication, “Cultural Fault Lines in Healthcare: Reflections on Cultural Compentency,” was published just this past December. The book looks at the issues that have created a need for cultural competency in health care and how those in the health care community must become a voice for the many different racial and ethnic groups in our country in order to achieve cultural competency.

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