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October 2018

TMC Seminar: “Refugee Trauma and Resilience,” Jan Holton, PhD

Friday, October 19, 2018, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Professor Holton’s work focuses on the psychodynamic implications of trauma and forced displacement, the intercultural dynamics within traditional pastoral care, and pastoral care to marginalized populations.

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November 2018

TMC Seminar: “Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice,” Rebecca Todd Peters

Friday, November 2, 2018, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Dr. Peters’ recent work is developing a Christian ethic of reproductive justice as the framework for thinking about women’s whole reproductive lives, including everything from access to contraception to fertility treatments to unplanned pregnancies. She is examining many different sources, including history, social science, philosophy and Christian tradition. This new project also focuses on helping people think in more sophisticated ways about how pregnancy challenges our existing moral categories of personhood and life.

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Who Cares? Series: “Grief and Loss” with Tara Corbett, MSW

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:15PM | 0014 Westbrook

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and the Office of Ministerial Formation are sponsoring a seminar series entitled “Who Cares? Why Pastoral Care Matters and How to Do It Well.” The third (of 7) meeting of the series will cover grief and loss and be led by Tara Corbett, MSW. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental health, and self-care for students planning to be pastors or church leaders. It offers practical knowledge and tools to help equip…

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TMC Seminar: “Minister to their Vaccination: Historical and Empirical Studies on Clergy Attitudes toward Vaccination,” Josh Williams, MD

Friday, November 16, 2018, 12PM

Joshua Williams is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine/ Denver Health Medical Center.

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TMC Seminar: “Code Blue: Fighting to Save the Moral Life of Medical Trainees,” Walter Lee, MD

Friday, November 30, 2018, 12PM

Walter Lee, MD, MHS, is Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology in the Duke University School of Medicine.   Dr. Lee’s research interests include Global Health,  Device Development for Cancer Detection, and Virtue-Based Professional Development and Leadership.

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January 2019

Who Cares? Series: “Depression” with Tara Corbett, MSW

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:15PM | 0014 Westbrook

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and the Office of Ministerial Formation are sponsoring a seminar series entitled “Who Cares? Why Pastoral Care Matters and How to Do It Well.” The fourth (of 7) meeting of the series will cover depression and be led by Tara Corbett, MSW. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental health, and self-care for students planning to be pastors or church leaders. It offers practical knowledge and tools to help equip students to…

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February 2019

Who Cares? Series: “Suicidality” with Tara Corbett, MSW

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:15PM | 0014 Westbrook

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and the Office of Ministerial Formation are sponsoring a seminar series entitled “Who Cares? Why Pastoral Care Matters and How to Do It Well.” The fifth (of 7) meeting of the series will cover suicidality and be led by Tara Corbett, MSW. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental health, and self-care for students planning to be pastors or church leaders. It offers practical knowledge and tools to help equip students to…

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March 2019

Who Cares? Series: “Alcohol and Substance Abuse” with Tara Corbett, MSW

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:15PM | 0014 Westbrook

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and the Office of Ministerial Formation are sponsoring a seminar series entitled “Who Cares? Why Pastoral Care Matters and How to Do It Well.” The sixth (of 7) meeting of the series will cover alcohol and substance abuse and be moderated by Tara Corbett, MSW, with guest speakers Dr. Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD, and Marty Weems, LCSW, LCAS. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental health, and self-care for students planning to…

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Theological Approaches to Pain and its Management

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9AM

The third annual conference of the “Out of our Meds?: Theology and Pharmaceuticals” series will consider the contemporary opioid crisis through a theological lens in order to develop faithful and fitting resources for both churches and healthcare practitioners. The conference aims to gather theologians and healthcare practitioners to address a moral question: In light of the opioid crisis, how should clinicians, pastors, and support networks of friends and family respond to those who suffer pain? This is no easy question,…

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Conference on Medicine and Religion

Friday, March 29, 2019, 8AM | JB Duke Hotel

The annual Conference on Medicine and Religion, held in Durham, North Carolina this year, will explore chronic pain and faithful responses to it. Pain haunts human experience and frequently leads people to seek help from medical practitioners. As many as one in four American adults suffers chronic pain. On one hand, relieving pain seems the most obvious of responsibilities for clinicians. As the saying goes, “To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always.” On the other hand, pain often…

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