The United States has incredible medical science and innovative means of treating illnesses — yet it doesn’t do well in translating those advances to improving the health of citizens throughout the country.
“Have you looked at nursing lately?” Martha N. Hill asked the audience by way of opening her Thursday morning lecture in the Amphitheater, the fourth in Week Nine, “Health Care: From Bench to Bedside.”
Nurses are not “mindless bimbos” — at least not for Martha N. Hill, today’s morning lecture speaker. Hill, who serves as both the dean emerita and a professor for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, will talk about common misperceptions about the profession with her lecture, “Have You Looked at Nursing Lately?” at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.
Medical research is at an inflection point, Keith Yamamoto said in his 10:45 a.m. morning lecture on Monday in the Amphitheater. But with strategic moves in data aggregation and collaboration between disciplines and sectors, medical researchers can revolutionize health care through what he called “precision medicine.”
Chautauqua Institution is a privileged place — neighbors can leave their doors unlocked and children can play in the streets with no one worries and no crime. But outside of these gates, Karen Armstrong said, and outside of other privileged places in the United States and Great Britain, violence rages on.
Few foreign policy experts or commentators in the past 30 years have shown the resiliency, versatility or continuing relevance of Dennis Ross, who will deliver the 10:45 a.m. lecture in the Amphitheater with political scientist Geoffrey Kemp.
The Middle East is once again on fire, and Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” sought to explain it in his Monday morning lecture at 10:45 a.m. in the Amphitheater. His was the first lecture in Week Eight’s theme of “Chautauqua’s Global Public Square.”
Richard Rodriguez believes God is brown. Brown, he said, represents complexity — of religion, of ethnicity, of language.
On Sept. 14, PBS will begin a week of broadcasting Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward’s upcoming documentary series on Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, titled “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” Broadcast in two-hour-long episodes over seven days, the 14-hour series will cover 104 years of history, beginning with Theodore Roosevelt’s birth in 1858 and ending with Eleanor Roosevelt’s death in 1962.
Michel Martin, former host of NPR’s “Tell Me More,” will join fellow radio host Krista Tippett today to continue to address the topic on the Interfaith lecturers’ minds this week: the American consciousness.