Katherine L Watson, JD
Focus of Work
Professor Watson also has a background in theater. She is an adjunct faculty member at the training center of Chicago's Second City theatre, and in 2002 she created a popular “medical improv” seminar at FSM to improve doctor-patient communication. She is a playwright, and her play about race, truth-telling, and living organ transplant (“A Pound of Flesh”) received staged readings by hospital staff at NMH and at the 2013 national meeting of the American Society of Bioethics & Humanities, and by professional actors in a reading with The Goodman Theater.
Watson’s current scholarly interests include work on a book about abortion ethics, a textbook on what she calls “medico-legal literacy,” and further developing the emerging area of medical improv through research and train-the-trainer workshops.[Shorten text]
Education and Certification
- JD: New York U (1992)
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Institutes and Centers
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