Emergency Room: Chaotic or Heroic!

May 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium at St. Mary's Hospital
3830 Avenue Lacombe
Montréal, QC H3T 1L5
Free admission. Reservations are essential.
Sam Browman

The McGill University Department of Family Medicine and the St. James Literary Society are pleased to present the Dr. Hirsh Rosenfeld Annual Distinguished Lecture in Family Medicine.

Dr. Peter Nugus will explore the inner workings of emergency rooms (ERs) from his own unique perspective. His insights are drawn from thousands of hours of observations as an ethnographer in ERs in five different countries. The ER is a snapshot of the wicked problems and tragic choices of contemporary health care.
The presentation highlights the competing priorities, tensions and politics that embroil those who serve in the ER. The ethical dilemmas and trade-offs we witness belong not only to the ER, but reflect choices that emergency care poses for our wider society. For those who are interested in our current health care system, particularly its future, this lecture on an insider’s perspective of the workings of emergency services, will be both thought provoking and illuminating.

Refreshments will be served.

DR. PETER NUGUS (MA Hons, MEd, PhD) is a sociologist and ethnographer, Acting Director of the McGill University Practice- Based Research Network and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Institute for Health Sciences Education at McGill University. Peter has held a Fulbright Fellowship at UCLA and an Australiangovernment Endeavour Fellowship at Columbia University, as well as undertaking post-doctoral studies at the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research. His research and teaching have focused on workplace and organizational learning, care coordination and culture and identity at work.