Practice and Presence 2018

Raymond Barfield, pediatric oncologist and Duke Divinity Professor, speaks with Jeff Polish, professional storyteller, about learning to be present to suffering in the pediatric oncology ward. (Full conversation)

Clips from the above conversation:

Ray Barfield, MD, critiques modern medicine’s concept of the body as machine.

Ray Barfield, MD, discusses physician burnout.

 

 Duke Divinity Professor Kate Bowler, author of the bestselling Everything Happens for a Reason, and Other Lies I’ve Loved, speaks with colleague and oncologist Dr. Raymond Barfield about her struggle to understand the personal and spiritual dimensions of the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character after she was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35. (Full conversation)

Clips from the above conversation:

Kate Bowler on how to “stare down the deep” with suffering patients.

Kate Bowler on how to share bad news with a patient.

Kate Bowler on learning to be limited.

Kate Bowler on the call and imperative of love.


“Taking our meds fatihfully” INTERVIEWS

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture initiative interviewed those participating in the 2017 “Out of Our Meds?” conference entitled  “Taking Our Meds Faithfully?  Christian Engagements with Psychiatric Medication.” To view all the interviews of conference participants, click on the video below or click the images of Conference Participants below to see individual interviews.

Conference Participants:

Beth Cantrell | Our Brother Legion
Brandon Appelhans | My Quiet Cave
Jeffrey Bishop, MD, PhD | Saint Louis University
Ryan Lawrence MD, MDiv | Columbia University
Susan Eastman, MDiv, PhD | Duke Divinity School
Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD | Duke Divinity School
Therese Lysaught, PhD | Loyola University Chicago
John Swinton, PhD, RMN | University of Aberdeen