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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The Church is Sick — It’s Time to Heal

In this article for Medium, Duke TMC alumna Danielle Ellis writes about the cancer of racism that is destroying the church. “I am a surgeon in-training. In surgical training, we learn how to take care of patients with surgical diseases from trauma to appendicitis to cancer. Cancer is a particularly complex disease, and one of […]

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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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How do we find peace in our anxious moment?

The Duke and UNC chapters of The Veritas Forum are hosting a virtual conversation featuring Dr. Warren Kinghorn, Dr. Nii Addy, and Dr. Michelle Kirtley entitled, “How do we find peace in our anxious moment?” The conversation will explore God and mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Warren Kinghorn is the Esther Colliflower Associate […]

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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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