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Keepers of the House: Film Showing and Discussion

November 12, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Neil Prose, MD

Sponsored by the Hans Lowenbach Memorial Fund. Dr. Neil Prose is a graduate of Swarthmore College and NYU School of Medicine. He is currently Professor of Dermatology, Pediatrics and Global Health at Duke University, and is co-director of Duke's Health Humanities Lab. He has a passion for teaching, a deep commitment to empathic communication between health care providers and patients, and an intense interest in the connections between the humanities, medicine, and issues of social justice. Dr. Prose has consulted on developing courses in doctor-patient communication in medical schools and clinics in South Africa, Botswana, and Kenya. He also worked to help create a curriculum in respectful maternity care for midwives in Ethiopia, and for midwifery students in Chilean Patagonia. Recently, Dr. Prose completed work on "Keepers of the House," a short film that documents the deep human relationships between hospital housekeepers and patients and their families.