Lydia Dugdale

Faculty Scholar

Lydia S. Dugdale, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

She is a core faculty member of the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine, a member of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Ethics Committee, and director of the faculty bioethics journal club. She teaches in the medical students’ ethics course.

Lydia’s research interests relate to the care of dying patients. She is currently editing a book exploring components of a contemporary art of dying.
As a faculty scholar, Dr. Dugdale aims to address the tension inherent in end-of-life care. She will investigate a range of theological virtues used by physicians in their care of terminal patients, explore how these virtues interconnect or conflict, and work to articulate for health care practitioners a theology of care of dying patients.