New videos: Conversations during COVID-19

The Theology, Medicine and Culture (TMC) Initiative has been hosting a series of conversations about Christian responses to COVID-19 with faculty and alumni online via Zoom. Watch them here: On the Frontlines: Caring as Christians during COVID-19 with TMC alum Dr. Matt Frederick and TMC spiritual formation director Dr. Martha Carlough Triage, Resource, (Re)Allocation with […]

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TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson wins Kenan Moral Purpose Award

Congratulations to TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson, winner of the Kenan Moral Purpose Award, for his essay, “Moral Medicine.” The essay describes how his studies in Social Medicine and Liberation Theology led him to question the inherent value structure of professional medicine, realizing, “the status of the poor becomes the ethical standard by which we measure […]

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Ethical Medicine Means Getting Political

In this opinion piece for the Hastings Center, TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson explores how COVID-19 brings into view the political dimensions of truly ethical medicine. “Dilemmas that clinicians face in the coronavirus pandemic–who gets the ventilator, the 80-year-old grandmother or the 20-year-old student?–are the bread and butter of mainstream bioethics. In medical school, my classmates […]

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Webinar: What Says the Great Physician: Moral Reflection, Medical Ethics, and Cultural Narratives Amid COVID-19

Click the video link below to watch a webinar entitled, “What Says the Great Physician: Moral Reflection, Medical Ethics, and Cultural Narratives Amid COVID-19.” The webinar was hosted by The North Carolina Study Center and features Duke Divinity School Theology, Medicine, and Culture Professors Farr Curlin and Patrick Smith.  It explores questions of morality and […]

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