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September 2017

Why We Should Listen: Patient Satisfaction, Burnout, and Ethical Medicine

Friday, September 8, 2017, 6PM | Baylor University

Drawing on his experience as a pediatric oncologist, Dr. Raymond Barfield will argue that a couple of minutes spent listening to a patient with genuine curiosity, mindful attention, and imaginative reach leads to better decision making, fewer unnecessary tests, greater patient satisfaction, and a deepening of the physician’s own sense of vocation. He will also argue that it is simply false, in most instances, that listening in this way takes too much time – indeed, it can actually save time, because often patients will give the physician clues in the course of telling their stories that lead to more efficient, effective, and ethically sound medical practice.

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Certificate in Theology, Medicine, and Culture information session

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 12:15PM

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School will host an information session about the Certificate in Theology, Medicine, and Culture. The Certificate prepares Duke Divinity School students for robust theological and practical engagement with contemporary practices of medicine, health care, and community and public health. This will be an opportunity to meet TMC faculty and to learn about this and  other programs and offerings of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative No registration required. Light refreshments will…

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TMC Seminar with Kate Bowler, PhD

Friday, September 15, 2017, 12PM

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at Duke will hold a seminar with Kate Bowler, PhD, assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. No registration required. Lunch will be provided.

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October 2017

TMC Seminar with Martha Carlough, MD, MPH

Friday, October 20, 2017, 12PM

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at Duke will hold a seminar with Martha Carlough, MD, MPH, Professor in Family Medicine and Public Health at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Ignatian trained Spiritual Director. No registration required. Lunch will be provided.

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November 2017

TMC Seminar with Richard Payne, MD, PhD

Friday, November 17, 2017, 12PM

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at Duke will hold a seminar with Richard Payne, MD, Esther Colliflower Professor of Medicine and Divinity at Duke Divinity School. No registration required. Lunch will be provided.

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December 2017

TMC Seminar with Monique Chireau, MD

Friday, December 1, 2017, 12PM

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at Duke will hold a seminar with Monique V. Chireau, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical School. No registration required. Lunch will be provided.

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