CONWAY, Ark. (February 6, 2019) – In the Fall 2018 semester, a new Hendrix Odyssey experience called “Medicine in Society” brought together hands-on learning, academic study, and vocational reflection for Hendrix students planning to become physicians.
Through volunteering alongside professionals with Hospice Home Care, studying and discussing articles from the Hastings Center-Bioethics Research Institute, and engaging in reflective writing exercises, students integrated their learning and gained a deeper understanding of what being a physician requires. In particular, the program encouraged students to think and reflect upon matters surrounding end-of-life care, as well as the treatment of pain and suffering in the wake of irreparable injury or compromised function.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.