PRACTICE AND PRESENCE: A GATHERING FOR CHRISTIANS IN HEALTH CARE
Practice and Presence is a two-day conference for health care practitioners of faith to listen, learn and discuss together new ways of working in health care. The theme of this year's gathering is: "From Machines to Creatures: Healing Our Vision of Health." Modern medicine is characterized by treating the body as machine. This approach has generated remarkable technological capacities to fix broken bodies, but in doing so, Wendell Berry argues, it has advanced a false vision of creaturely health and come often to obstruct the healing that humans need. What is a truer vision of creaturely health? What is the healing that humans need, and how can Christian health care practitioners cooperate in that healing? Participants will explore these questions together during the conference.
- Medical Students
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
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 -
Discuss ways in which faith traditions can contribute to creative engagement with and innovation to modern health care systems.
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
- JA Credit - AH
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 7.00 ANCC
- 7.00 Attendance
- 7.00 JA Credit - AH
- 7.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™