Conference on Medicine and Religion Panel Discussion March 2017

Film Clips


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Forming Compassionate Physicians

Medical professionals explore how to approach patients about their spirituality and religious struggles in a health context.

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Finding Meaning in Medicine

A physicians group meets regularly to remind themselves why they felt called to medicine and to overcome compassion fatigue.

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An Ancient Lineage

Medicine’s religious origins are explored in depth, including the 17th century scientific revolution, which relegated the care of the body to science and the soul to the church.

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Body & Soul: The Search for Connection

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Research: Religion & Health

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Doctors: Healers, Technicians, or Both?

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Chaplaincy: A Ministry of Presence

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Taking Care of One's Own:

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Culturally Sensitive Care

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Nursing a Community

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It's Not About Curing — It's About Healing

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Caregiving: Spiritual Work

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Graduation Celebration

The Experts

Learn more from the experts featured in the documentary

Dr. Herbert Benson, M.D.
Director Emeritus, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Twitter: @BensonHenry

Chaplain Diana Brady
Director of Chaplaincy Services
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Twitter: @diana.brady
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Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, M.D.
Director, Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Twitter: @StanfordMed

Professor Gary Ferngren, Ph.D.
Professor of History; Author, Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction
Oregon State University
Twitter: @gary.ferngren
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Professor Anne Harrington, Ph.D.
Professor of the History of Science
Harvard University
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Dr. Harold Koenig, M.D.
Director, Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health; Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Assoc Prof. of Medicine
Duke University
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Twitter: @bostonchildrens

Professor Marilyn Martone, Ph.D.
St. John’s University
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Dr. Andrew B. Newberg, M.D.
Professor/Physician at U Penn, Biological Basis of Behavior Program and Integrative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
University of Pennsylvania
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Twitter: @andrewnewberg
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Dr. Christina Puchalski, M.D.
Founder and Director George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health
George Washington University
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Twitter: @GWSMHS
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Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Family & Community Medicine, RETIRED — UCSF School of Medicine; Founder Institute for the Study of Health & Illness at Commonweal (ISHI)
UCSF School of Medicine
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Twitter: @rachelnaomiremen

Professor Charles Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, History of Science; Author of the newly expanded book, The Care of Strangers:The Rise of America’s Hospitals
Harvard University
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Professor Richard Sloan, Ph.D.
Professor of Behavioral Medicine; Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine Columbia University Medical Center, Author of Blind Faith: Unholy Alliance of Religion and Medicine
Columbia University
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Professor Daniel Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Ethics, Director of Program on Medicine and Religion
University of Chicago
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Twitter: @UChicagoMed
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