Lydia Dugdale MD, MAR

Lydia Dugdale MD, MAR, is Dorothy L. and Daniel H. Silberberg Associate Professor of Medicine and director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Columbia University. Prior to her 2019 move to Columbia, she was associate director of the program for Biomedical Ethics and founding co-director of the Program for Medicine, Spirituality, and Religion at Yale School of Medicine. She is an internal medicine primary care doctor and medical ethicist. Her first book, Dying in the Twenty-First Century (MIT Press, 2015), provides the theoretical grounding for her new book, The Lost Art of Dying (July 2020), in which you can further explore hopeful perspectives on death and dying—and living with intention—via the lost Medieval practice of ars moriendi. Dugdale lives with her husband and daughters in New York City. 

The One Who Cares

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Dying Without Religion: The Existential Concern

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The Lost Art of Dying

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