Academic interests

Literature and medicine; empathy in medical education and practice; medicine in film; human sexuality; hope/end-of-life; Central State Hospital and the history of institutionalization in Indiana

Teaching

Perspectives on Health, Disease and Healing; The Culture of Mental Illness; Medicine in Film; Literature of Addiction; Human Sexuality; Narrative Medicine; Hope and Healthcare

Publications

Beckman E, Helft P and Torke A. “The Content of Hope in Ambulatory Patients with Colon Cancer.” Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, Volume 3.2 (2013) 153-164. Gunderman R, Beckman E. “Confidentiality: An Essential Element in Professionalism.” American Journal of Roentgenology, December 2012, pp W683-W685.