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March 2019

Who Cares? Series: “Alcohol and Substance Abuse” with Tara Corbett, MSW; Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD; and Marty Weems, LCSW, LCAS

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. This seminar will count as M4M credit. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental…

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TMC Seminar: “Toward a Common Grace Bioethics,” Dr. Patrick Smith

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & 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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Out of Our Meds? Symposium: “But I am Afflicted”: Attending to Persons in Pain in Light of the Opioid Crisis

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

March 28, 2019 JB Duke Hotel, Durham, NC click here to register 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…

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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.” In this final Who Cares? session, Tara Corbett, MSW, will lead a discussion recapping some of the main themes and lessons from the year, while also emphasizing some key skills for interpersonal conflict. Who Cares? provides an introduction to counseling skills, mental health, and self-care for students planning to be…

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TMC Certificate Showcase

Friday, April 12, 2019, 12PM | TBA

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School will hold a Certificate Showcase, highlighting the work of students completing the TMC Certificate.

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June 2019

Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar, June 24-28, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019, 8AM | Duke University

The Arete Initiative at Duke University will be hosting a Medical Ethics Seminar led by Christopher Tollefsen, PhD, University of South Carolina and Farr Curlin, MD, Duke University. Eligibility This seminar is open to entering and current medical students, as well as nursing students. Registration Fee and Facilities A $200 non-refundable registration fee will be required of all accepted students. All other expenses, including room and board for the duration of the seminar, are covered by the Arete Initiative. Application…

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August 2019

TMC Seminar: “Mental Health Is More Than Symptom Reduction: Prescribing in the Context of Relationship, Agency, and Story,” Dr. Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD

Friday, August 30, 2019, 12PM | Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine

Dr. Kinghorn is The Esther Colliflower Associate Research Professor of Pastoral and Moral Theology at Duke Divinity School and Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Duke University Medical Center.   Dr. Kinghorn received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.T.S. and Th.D. from Duke Divinity School. In addition to teaching at Duke Divinity School, Warren practices psychiatry at the Durham VA Medical Center. His scholarly work centers on the role of religious communities in caring for persons with mental health problems and on…

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September 2019

Practice and Presence 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019, 8AM | Duke Divinity School

Join TMC for Practice and Presence 2019: “Fear Not: Faithful Health Care in an Anxious Age.” Ample evidence indicates that physicians and other health care practitioners are as frustrated with American healthcare as ever before, and Christian practitioners are no exception. Many struggle to find ways of practicing that answer to their calling as healers, much less their calling as followers of Christ. In this context, Christians are tempted to cynicism and resentment. In the 2019 Practice and Presence conference,…

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TMC Seminar: “The Art of Dying: A Meditation on Bodily Finitude,” Lydia Dugdale, MD **Location Change to 4030 Trent Semans Center**

Friday, September 13, 2019, 12PM | Trent Semans Center

Lydia Dugdale, MD, MAR (ethics) is Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has recently been tasked with building and directing a center for clinical medical ethics within the Department of Internal Medicine. A practicing internist, Dugdale’s scholarship focuses on end-of-life issues, medical ethics, and the doctor-patient relationship. She edited Dying in the Twenty-First Century (MIT Press, 2015) and is author of the forthcoming The Lost Art of Dying Well (HarperOne, 2020). NOTE: This event will take…

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