HEALING AND HEALTH, SICKNESS AND SUFFERING OF THE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT
PRESENTATIONS ON THIS TOPIC
“M & M’s: MEDICINE AND MIRACLES – TEXTS ON ILLNESS AND HEALING”
Explore the personal relevance of texts and prayers that reflect fear, hope, despair, denial and faith in the face of illness, and texts that deal with how we heal.
”BIBLICAL BIOETHICS: AN OVERVIEW”
“FAITH AT THE PEDIATRIC BEDSIDE: ETHICAL DILEMMAS”
When doctors, nurses, or other hospital healthcare providers offer to pray with a patient or with a patient’s family members for their sick loved one, what dynamics are triggered? What is the impact on the patient, on family members, on visitors and on other patients and their families who see or hear health professionals praying? Are there and should there be distinctive roles for medical professionals and pastoral care staff?
“OF ODDS AND DREAMS, ISOLETTES AND SLOT MACHINES: HOW DOCTORS AND NURSES SEE, SHARE, AND SHAPE A PARENT’S VISION OF THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT”