Literature and Medicine at Life's End — a conversation with Drs. Sunita Puri and Alvan A. Ikoku

Venue: Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall.

Speakers: Sunita Puri, MD is a clinical fellow in palliative medicine at Stanford University Hospital and department of medicine. Alvan A Ikoku, MD, PhD is a Mellon fellow in the humanities at Stanford Humanities Center and department of comparative literature.

Host: Recombinations — Stanford's university-wide seminar series at the intersection of medicine, humanities and the arts.

A public conversation with Sunita Puri and Alvan Ikoku concerning Richard Selzer's Mercy narratives and the place of literature in decision-making at end-of-life. It is highly recommended that attendees read Selzer's "Mercy" beforehand, and if possible, "A Question of Mercy." For readings and details, see this site.