"Be Made Whole": Re-Membering Health
Modern medicine is characterized by treating the body as machine. This approach has generated remarkable technological capacities to fix broken bodies, but in doing so, Wendell Berry argues, it has advanced a false vision of creaturely health and come often to obstruct the healing that humans need. What is a truer vision of creaturely health? What is the healing that humans need, and how can Christian health care practitioners cooperate in that healing? Over two nights and days, participants will consider these questions in light of Christian tradition and the practices of Christian communities, while joining in prayer, worship, and friendship with others called to participate in Christ’s healing ministry.
Over 2 days and 2 nights, on the campus of Duke University, nurses, physicians, therapists, students, chaplains, and other health care practitioners will gather:
- To tune our eyes and hearts to see how God is present in our work in health care
- To engage scripture, theology, and Christian history—open to how our imaginations and our practices might be transformed
- To grow in friendship with one another in the context of shared meals, conversation, prayer and worship
- To rest, reflect, and respond to God’s love for us and for our world.
2019 Practice and Presence PDF Agenda
Seminars offer opportunity for deeper and more intimate discussion among conference participants. Each participant may select one seminar to attend during the morning session and one during the afternoon session. Read more about seminar offerings here: 2019 Practice and Presence Seminar Descriptions
Early registration ends August 18th.
Early Registration Cost
Trainee or Clergy: $200
Registration Cost after August 18th; Closes September 10th
Trainee or Clergy: $225
Durham Area Hotels:
Practice and Presence 2019 Suggested Durham Hotels
Continuing Education credits available for: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists and chaplains.
Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is authorized by IACET to offer up to 0.9 CEUs for this program.
In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse CE: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 9.5 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Graphic Recording Posters from the 2018 practice & Presence Gathering
Click on the images below to download all five posters from the 2018 plenary sessions. Many thanks for Brittany Zeller-Holland from Two-If-By-Sea Studios for her beautiful work!