I am currently a DPhil student at the University of Oxford studying Science and Religion and writing a dissertation on William James in medicine and theology. I have an MD from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and after the DPhil will be doing my residency in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Palliative Care. My aspiration is to become a Palliative Care physician who works at the interface of medicine and theology.
I am also a Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholar and while I am at Oxford will be running a Trauma Healing Program for refugees.
Research/Philosophy,Research/Theology, Meetings/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Publications.
Medical Humanities/Theology/Philosophy, Evidence-Based Practice, Decision Theory, Communication Skills, William James, Psychiatry, Palliative Care, Trauma Healing.
Dempsey, Ariel, and Mulder, John - Quality Versus Quantity of Life: Beyond the Dichotomy. Palliative Medicine Reports 4.1 (2023): 17-23.
A restrictive and dichotomous question has become the primary approach in many goals of care discussions. Is the primary goal of care quantity of life through aggressive therapy or quality of life through comfort care and hospice? Even though many health care providers recognize that quality vs quantity of life (QvQ) is a false dichotomy, in practice QvQ underlies many goals of care discussions and can negatively impact patient care.