These semi-monthly seminars are a regular gathering of faculty, students, clinicians, and others interested in the intersections of theology, medicine, and culture. Due to COVID-19, our seminars will be held online during 2020-21. See a list of speakers and topics below, and see the Events Calendar for more information about each seminar. We are excited to announce the availability of continuing education credit in association with our TMC Seminar Series. See details below.* Presented in collaboration with the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine.
Registration is free, open to the public, and gives access to all six seminars in the series.
Past Seminars, SPRING 2021
- January 13 —“(Mal)formation in Medical Training: A Conversation” with Carl Elliott, MD, PhD and Stanley Hauerwas, PhD
- January 27th: “How Are [or are not] Early Christian Hospitals Useful to Religious Imaginaries Today That Seek to Promote Modern Clinical and Global Health?” with Susan Holman, PhD
- Full Video Recording
- Video Excerpt: Susan Holman, PhD on the connection between the health sciences and religious history
- Video Excerpt: Susan Holman, PhD on similarity and difference between early Christian hospitals and modern health care
- Video Excerpt: Susan Holman, PhD on an ideal vision for healing
- Full Audio Recording
- February 10th: “The Intersection of Gender and Denomination on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors for African Americans” with Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards, PhD
- February 24th: “Saved by Grace Through Pharma? The Bible and Preventive Medicine” with Kavin Rowe, PhD, MDiv, and Bradley Gregory, PhD
- Full Video Recording
- Video Excerpt: Kavin Rowe, PhD, MDiv, and Bradley Gregory, PhD on biblical formation and making medical decisions
- Video Excerpt: Kavin Rowe, PhD, MDiv, and Bradley Gregory, PhD on the inscrutable future
- Video Excerpt: Kavin Rowe, PhD, MDiv, and Bradley Gregory, PhD on how Christ reorients us to the deeper life issues
- Video Excerpt: Kavin Rowe, PhD, MDiv, and Bradley Gregory, PhD on gaining biblical wisdom
- March 10th: “An Explanatory Model of Illness and Religion in Haiti: From a Spiritual to a Holistic Approach” with Pere (“Father”) Eddy Eustache, PhD
- March 24th: “Womanist Bioethics” with Wylin Wilson, PhD, MS, MDiv
- Full Video Recording
- Video Excerpt: Wylin Wilson, PhD, MS, MDiv on the big question of womanist bioethics
- Video Excerpt: Wylin Wilson, PhD, MS, MDiv on spirituality and the self-determination of black women
- Video Excerpt: Wylin Wilson, PhD, MS, MDiv on the essential role of womanist bioethics in healthcare practice
- Video Excerpt: Wylin Wilson, PhD, MS, MDiv on womanist bioethics as a corrective tool
Past Seminars, FALL 2020
- September 4 —“The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges,” with John Swinton, R.M.N., R.N., Ph.D., Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen.
- September 18 —“African American Spirituality, Serious Illness, and the Covid-19 Crisis,” with the Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, M.D., Swartz Resident Practitioner of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School, and co-pastor of Bethel AME Church, Boston.
- October 2 — “Capitalism and the Social Origins of Psychological Distress,” with Bruce Rogers-Vaughn, L.C.P.T., P.h.D., Associate Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at Vanderbilt Divinity School
- October 16 — “Duty and Justice in Jewish Bioethics: The Questions of Vaccines and Pandemics” with Laurie Zoloth, R.N., Ph.D., Margaret E. Burton Professor of Religion and Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School and Senior Advisor to the Provost for Programs on Social Ethics
- October 30 — “Spirituality and Disability in Patient Care: Where We Are Now and Hopes for the Future” with Sarah Jean Barton, O.T.R./L., Th.D., Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Duke School of Medicine and Theological Ethics at Duke Duke Divinity School
- November 13 — “Health and Salvation: How are they related in the Gospels?” with Sister Teresa Forcades i Vila, M.D., Ph.D., physician, theologian and Benedictine nun in the mountain monastery of Sant Benet de Montserrat (Catalonien, Spain)
*Continuing education credit will be attendance-based and only available to those who participate in the live seminar sessions. Participants will need to register a Duke OneLink account (See instructions here). A text code will be provided at the start of each seminar for those wishing to receive credit. See additional details below.
Continuing Education credits available for: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, occupational 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 0.1 CEUs for each activity.
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 1.0 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 1.0 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.