Stephen G. Post explains the benefits of being good!

On Thursday 2/21, Stephen G. Post, Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine & Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at the Renaissance School of Medicine, delivered a talk on the benefits of being good.  Is it Good to be Good? Golden Rule Humanism and Science in Dialogue, was delivered by Dr. Post to a room of students, faculty and interested members of the Stony Brook community.  Illumination of the benefits of giving to others for one’s own mental and physical well-being were the key take-aways from the lecture.

As a lively discussion ensued, Dr. Post gave several current applications to the concepts of his presentation of the Golden Rule and the benefits of human interactions.  One such example given from the New Yorker, Why Doctors Hate their Computers by Atul Gawande.  For more information on this concept, read Dr. Post’s own article in the American Journal of Health PromotionThe Art of Health Promotion ideas for improving health outcomes.

Jamie Saragossi

Head of Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University Libraries
Jamie is the Head of the Health Sciences Library. She is the liaison to Medical Humanities, Social Welfare, and Dental Medicine.
Jamie Saragossi
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