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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

TMC Seminar: “A Faithful and Wise Compassion: When Potions, Pills, and Procedures Fail,” Joshua Briscoe, MD

Friday, February 8, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Joshua C. Briscoe is Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical School.

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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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TMC Seminar: “(How) Can the Church Help Address Racism in Healthcare?” Dr. Charmaine Royal

Friday, February 22, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Charmaine Royal is associate professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, and Community & Family Medicine at Duke University. She is also core faculty in the Duke Initiative for Science and Society, faculty affiliate in the Duke Global Health Institute, and senior fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Full bio.

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March 2019

TMC Seminar: “A Discussion on the Moral Formation of Medical Students,” James Lefler, MD

Friday, March 8, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

James P. Lefler is Assistant Consulting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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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TMC Seminar: A Conversation with Dr. Patrick Smith

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine

Patrick T. Smith is Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics at Duke Divinity School and Senior Fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Full bio.

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Theological Approaches to Persons in Pain

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9AM | JB Duke Hotel

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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April 2019

Who Cares? Series: “Interpersonal Conflict/Violence” with Tara Corbett, MSW

Wednesday, April 10, 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 seventh and final meeting of the series will cover interpersonal conflict and violence 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…

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