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Research Project

The Living Mortal Project

Project Team:

2014 – 2015

Project Summary

This project asked: How do humans negotiate mortality? How might a broadly humanistic model for the care of patients in the end of life help doctors prepare for engaging with profound questions of mortality?

Research Team

Monica Malec

Monica Malec

Section of Geriatrics, Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Chicago

Dr. Malec is interested in palliative care in oncology, complex cancer pain and symptom management, symptom management and quality of life in malignant pleural mesothelioma and advance care planning.

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David Wray

David Wray

Associate Professor in the Department of Classics, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the College

University of Chicago

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