Practice and Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Health Care

September 13, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Practice and Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Health Care Traditional medical and health care training equips practitioners with knowledge of human physiology and biology, skills to diagnose and treat illness, and even the physical stamina to withstand long hours of challenging work. But often missing in this training, is the human experience of attending to the sick and the invitation to view medical vocation as calling. Practice and Presence 2019 “Fear Not: Faithful Health Care in an Anxious Age” seeks to explore, share, and cultivate creative practices regarding health and medicine that emerge from scriptural imagination, engagement with faith traditions, and attention to and reflection on contemporary contexts. Practice and Presence invites health care practitioners, scholars, and students to gather and explore theologically rich ways to support and sustain health practitioners and laypeople in the hard work of attending the sick, to imagine new models for the care of those who are poor or marginalized, and to develop new vocabularies that transform the ways practitioners understand and make use of medicine faithfully. The conference also encourages participants to grow in friendship with one another in the context of shared meals, conversation, and spiritual practices.

Target Audience

MD, PT, PA, NP, RN and chaplain

Learning Objectives

Explain how practices of caring and healing within faith communities and traditions might be incorporated into contemporary contexts of health care.

Describe exemplars of faithfully engaging in health care for the benefit of human health

Name ways in which faith traditions can contribute to creative engagement with and innovation to modern health care systems.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 9.25 ANCC
  • 9.25 Attendance
  • 0.90 IACET CEU
Registration Opens: 
09/17/2019
Registration Expires: 
09/17/2020
Activity Starts: 
09/13/2019 - 5:30pm
Activity Ends: 
09/15/2019 - 10:00am
Rating: 
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Duke University
Durham, NC
United States

Available Credit

  • 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 9.25 ANCC
  • 9.25 Attendance
  • 0.90 IACET CEU
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