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Healthcare, Coronavirus and the Church
The Coronavirus has presented an immense challenge to our medical and public health institutions. Not only has it revealed inequity and other failures in our healthcare system, it has also revealed deep seated problems in how we understand medicine, suffering, and illness. Where medicine reaches the limits of its power, faith communities often try to attend to the patient’s deeper needs. But what do we do when medical responses to the pandemic prevent meaningful spiritual care? How should the medical and the spiritual frameworks interact? Join us for a panel discussion with Elizabeth Dias (New York Times), Ryan Antiel (Washington University – St. Louis), and Daniel Hall (University of Pittsburgh) to discuss the answers to these questions.
This event is co-sponsored by The Carver Project and The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School. It will take place at 1pm EST/Noon CST on September 25.